APC Lacks Nationwide Structure – Shekarau

A former governor of Kano state, Mr Ibrahim Shekarau has revealed why he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) to team up with the ruling People’s Democratic Party.

In an interview with Channels Television in Abuja, Mr Shekarau dismissed the APC as an unserious contender to the nation’s political throne, saying the party lacks structures nationwide.

Mr Shekarau, who denied having any leadership tussle with the incumbent governor of the state, Musa Kwankwaso, said the “APC has lost the vision behind its formation as it is now being run by one individual without recourse to the interim leadership of the party nationwide”.

Shekarau was elected Governor of Kano State in April 2003 and re-elected in 2007 under the platform of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP).

He was one of the leading candidates aspiring to become president during the 2011 general elections after he contested on the platform of the same party.

Shekarau co-chaired the committee that harmonised the merger of three defunct parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr. Shekarau, backed by his supporters from the 44 local government areas of Kano, announced his decision to defect to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, January 29th.

He made the declaration at his Bompai GRA residence in Kano.

PDP Court Ruling: Tukur PDP Labels Baraje Faction Imposters

In a move that clearly marks the end of reconciliation talks between the two disputing factions of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the Bamanga Tukur leadership has termed members of the Baraje faction as imposters.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, said this while reacting to the Federal High Court ruling which dismissed the suit filed by the Kawu Baraje-led faction of the People’s Democratic Party and declared that there is only one recognised PDP led by Mr Bamanga Tukur as the National Chairman.

The National Publicity Secretary also warned that it will no longer tolerate meetings or utterances by unauthorized persons or groups.

It will be recalled that the creation of the Baraje faction of the PDP started when five of the governors – Abdufatah Ahmed of Kwara, Muazu Aliyu of Niger, Musa Kwankwaso of Kano, Sule Lamido of Jigawa and Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto States –walked out of the PDP special convention in Abuja, with a claim that a lot is not done right under the Tukur leadership.