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Cracks as Shekarau loyalists pledges support to Kwankwaso, NNPP in Kano

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
31 August 2022   |   1:08 pm
No fewer than 45 political bigwigs and stunt loyalists of former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau on Tuesday resolved to remain in the New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP. Shekarau's political disciples who have refused to decamp to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP along with their political leader vowed to muscle support for the Kwankwasiyya movement to regain…

No fewer than 45 political bigwigs and stunt loyalists of former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau on Tuesday resolved to remain in the New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP.

Shekarau’s political disciples who have refused to decamp to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP along with their political leader vowed to muscle support for the Kwankwasiyya movement to regain power in Kano.

Reading a communique at the end of their emergency meeting in Kano, the leader of the group and Shekarau’s commissioner for Information, Barrister Haruna Isa Dederi, said the 45 members who signed the communique, resolved to remain in NNPP to exercise their civic rights as enshrined in the constitution.

Dederi, a member representing Karaye/Rogo federal constituency, in the House of Representatives explained that “We jointly and severally remain members of the NNPP Kano state chapter with an unshaken loyalty and determination to carry the party to success in the forthcoming general election”.

Dederi who reaffirmed loyalty to Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso reminded that members of the group shall continue to make sacrifices their great party and further strengthen the party’s support base.

“Already NNPP is unrivaled by any other party followership and focused leadership. This is a fact known nationalize and beyond. We urge all our people to equally continue to cooperate with us so that we can redirect the affairs of our state for the betterment for its people as well as to save the nation from the state of near collapse.

“We recognized the inalienable right of any citizen to make his or her choices in exercising his or her freedom of association as enshrined in our constitution,” Dederi said.

The federal lawmaker added that the group collectively agreed to join the NNPP because of their conviction about the party’s manifesto and principles, noting that “these objected have placed greater emphasis on solutions to the problems facing the country to mere theoretical answers alone.”

He, therefore, urged supporters of all the 45 politicians who signed the communique to remain calm and law abiding, assuring that their leaders would never let them down politically.

Those in attendance at the meeting include MNPP Governorship Candidate, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf, deputy gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Aminu Abdulsalam, NNPP Senatorial candidate (Kano South) Hon Abdulrahman Sulaiman Kawu Sumaila, and Former Speaker, Kano state House of Assembly and member representing Rano/Kibiya/Bunkure federal constituency, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum.

Others are the former chief of staff to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Ali Haruna Makoda and former commissioner of budget and planning, Alhaji Nura Muhammad Dankadai.

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