Dozens of politicians and officeholders who defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) alongside Senator Ibrahim Shekarau have stated their intention to remain in the party.
They stated their willingness to ensure the NNPP’s victory in the 2023 elections in Kano and across the country.
Shekarau, a former governor and Kano Central lawmaker, has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement released after a meeting on the defection on Tuesday, about 45 politicians reaffirmed their commitment to the NNNP, which presidential candidate Rabiu Kwankwaso runs.
It was signed by Haruna Isa Dederi, a House of Representatives member for Karaye/Rogo federal constituency.
Dederi declared unshaken loyalty and determination to lift the party and the former minister to success in the general polls.
The legislator boasted that the NNPP remained unrivalled in followership and focused leadership.
“We urge all our people to continue to cooperate with us so that we can redirect the affairs of our State for the betterment of its people, as well as to save the nation from the state of near collapse,” he said.
The statement added that the right of any citizen to make his or her choices in exercising his or her freedom of association was enshrined in the constitution.
NNPP governorship candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf; deputy gubernatorial candidate, Aminu Abdulsalam; NNPP Senatorial candidate (Kano South), Sulaiman Kawu Sumaila attended the parley.
Others were the lawmaker for Rano/Kibiya/Bunkure federal constituency, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum; ex-chief of staff to governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Haruna Makoda; ex-commissioner of budget and planning, Nura Muhammad Dankadai.
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