2023: NNPP Crisis Deepens

The crisis within the New Nigeria Peoples Party grew worse on Monday when Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano State, accused Rabiu Kwankwaso and his group of violating the faith that had been placed in them after he joined the party a few months prior.

At a meeting of the Shura Advisory Council, composed of representatives from the state’s 44 Local Government Areas, held on Monday at the Kano Foundation Hall, Shekarau gave a speech.

He said, “Kwankwaso and his boys betrayed all our agreements with him, and they did not accommodate one single person from my camp.

“We reached an agreement to accommodate my supporters into various elective positions in the party, but until now, the committee set up could not accommodate one person apart from the senatorial slot given to me.

“I will never be a party to injustice. My integrity is of utmost, and not any political position that will make me compromise it and that of my people. Nobody will use position or money against my integrity.

“I am a man of honour and integrity, but his governorship candidate (Abba Yusuf), who was given the responsibility to look at areas to accommodate my people into various elective positions, never for one single day do so or even call for meeting let alone accepting my supporters to contest.

“Nobody will use money to change my conscience. I was a governor for eight years in Kano, and people believed in my integrity.

“I am still living in a rented house in Abuja and never allocated a single plot of land to myself when I served as Governor in Kano, and I challenge anyone who knows my plot of land to expose it.”

Shekarau promised his supporters that they would be informed of the next course of action within a few weeks, but he did not say whether he was leaving the NNPP.

He pleaded with his fans to wait patiently while he made up his mind about whether or not to stay in the NNPP.

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