A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shekarau announced his decision to join the ruling party after a closed-door meeting with the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
The closed-door meeting was held on Friday in Kano State.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and other top party officials were also at the meeting.
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.
See photos from the meeting below…
Meanwhile, Shekarau earlier on Friday during an interview on Channels Television Breakfast Programme, Sunrise Daily said he is still a member of PDP but based on ‘certain conditions.’
The conditions he noted is in relation to the members of the APC who recently defected to the PDP including the former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso.