BREAKING: Former Katsina governor resigns from PDP, joins APC, meets Tinubu

  • The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) camp in Katsina State has lost an influential stalwart to the APC.
  • According to new reports, former Katsina State Governor Barr Ibrahim Shehu Shema has left the PDP for the APC.
  • The former governor took this step after months of meetings and consultations with APC Chairman Abdullahi Ganduje and other party stalwarts. Journalist Esther Odili has more than two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

An emerging report says that former Katsina State Governor, Barrister Ibrahim Shehu Shema, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

APC receives influential former governor, details emerge
Lawyer Ibrahim Shehu Shema is an ally of Governor Dikko Radda. He defected from the PDP to the APC and met with Tinubu in the Villa. Photo credit: @MSIngawa
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The former governor left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the ruling party.

MS Ingawa, Personal Assistant to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, confirmed the development in a publication shared on their X page on Thursday, May 2.

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu received the Shema at the Aso Villa on Thursday. The former PDP leader was accompanied to the Villa by the current Katsina State Governor, Dikko Radda.

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According to the Minister’s Assistant, Lawyer Ibrahim Shema decided to leave the party after meeting the APC Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in August 2023.

He noted that Barr Shema supported Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 presidential election but supported APC during the gubernatorial election, giving Dr. Dikko Radda an extraordinary margin.

“The current secretary to the Katsina state government, Abdullahi Faskari, was the deputy governor of Shema,” the aide added.

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In a related development, reported that Barrister Ogundeji Iroju, former Deputy Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, has abandoned the PDP. Iroju left the PDP for the ruling APC.

On Tuesday, April 16, Iroju joined the APC when Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa visited Odigbo Local Government Area (LGA) as part of his tour to woo party members to vote for him in the scheduled party primaries. for Saturday, April 20.

“I am writing to formally resign from my membership in the People’s Democratic Party (PPD) effective today (March 18, 2024). My decision to resign arises from my personal conviction to re-evaluate my future political career,” he said. .