Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano State has officially defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Shekarau announced his decision to join the ruling party after a closed-door meeting with the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and other top party officials.
Photos of the closed-door meeting were shared by a Twitter user, identified as Salihu Tanko Yakasai on Friday in Kano State.
Shekarau while announcing his defection said he believes that given by the current state of the political situation in Nigeria, it is important he moves to the APC.
He added that his decision follows due consultation with members of his constituency, stakeholders and supporters.
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