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Another APC Senator, Shekarau, defects to NNPP

by Tunde Joshua, Abuja

Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Ibrahim Shekarau, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress and joined the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

The lawmaker in a defection letter read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, informed the chamber that his decision to quit the ruling party was due to marginalization and lack of internal democracy in the Kano Chapter of the APC.

The full text of the letter reads, “I kindly write to formally notify you of my resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC), and declaration for the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP).

“My resignation from the APC was born out of the marginalization of all major critical stakeholders, and lack of internal democracy, in the Kano State chapter of the APC, plus the total absence of the principle of inclusiveness in the affairs of the Party and its Government at all levels in the State.

“All efforts to resolve the long protracted crisis in the State, in the last two years, including the involvement of the National Headquarters of the APC, failed due to the non-cooperation of the Kano State Governor and party leadership in the State.

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“Consequently, after due consultation with like-minds and millions of our supporters in the State, we decided to withdraw our membership of the APC and moved to the New Nigeria People’s Party.

“Accept, please, my fraternal goodwill and continued cooperation at all
times.”

The Trumpet recalled that five APC senators recently defected to other parties while attempt by 22 others to dump the ruling party was stemmed by President Muhammadu Buhari who begged the lawmakers to stay in the party.

The 22 aggrieved senators were on Tuesday led to Buhari by the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu.

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