Former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has accused the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Progressives Party (NNPP) Rabiu Kwankwaso of being the reason for his decamp to another party.
Goldennewsng reports that Kwankwaso and Shekarau were both former governors of Kano State, both were also stakeholders of the NNPP before political interest divided the duo.
Shekarau alleged that working with Kwankwaso was putting his integrity on the line, stating that the NNPP presidential candidate betrayed him and his supporters.
He added that he would not trade his integrity and the trust of his supporters for selfish political interest.
Shekarau stated this on Monday at a meeting with the Shura Advisory Council drawn from 44 Local Government Areas of the state at the Kano Foundation Hall.
According to Shekarau, “All the agreements we had with him were betrayed by Kwankwaso and his boys 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 single person apart from the senatorial slot given to me.”
He added, “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.”
While Shekarau did not state his party of choice, Sule Yau, his Media Spokesman, had told journalists that the former governor of Kano has no plan of returning to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sule said, though Shekarau had had meetings with Tinubu, APC presidential candidate, returning to APC was no option.
He further disclosed that Shekarau was also approached by Atiku, PDP presidential candidate and Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate.
Shekarau while speaking said he would make known his next party by next week.