Former Governor of Kano State cum the Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial district, Ibrahim Shekarau has insisted that he will not accept the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Senatorial seat.
Shekarau has rejected his declaration as winner of Kano Central Senatorial district on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party by the Independent National Electoral Commission after the February 25 presidential and parliamentary elections.
The former governor of Kano State who didn’t show up to receive the Certificate of Return issued to the Senators-elect at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on Tuesday further clarifies that he has since left the NNPP.
His Media aide, Sule Y. Sule made the clarification to journalists on Wednesday that his principal wouldn’t collect the Certificate of Return.
“We have already made our position clear on the issue. Senator Shekarau is not interested and will not collect the certificate of return. As a matter of principles and personal conviction”, Sule said.
Shekarau was elected as a Senator on the platform of the APC in 2019, and due to an internal fight with the incumbent governor, he left the APC for NNPP. It was during his short stay at NNPP that he secured the senate ticket of the party.
However, barely a few weeks that he joined the party, he defected to the PDP alleging that the NNPP leaders didn't adhere to their agreement before he joined the party.
He is currently a member of the PDP, but got elected as a Senator under NNPP.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declared the former governor winner of the Senatorial election under the NNPP, following the February 25 by the Returning Officer in Kano.