A former governor of Kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau has said that he made wide consultations across states of the country with the common man before joining the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and he is confident the party will win Kano State next year.
Shekarau, said this on Thursday, when making justifications for his exit from the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) to join the opposition ahead of the elections next year.
Shekarau said those who criticised his movement from the All Progressives Congress to the NNPP and now to the PDP within five years as being selfish.
“If it had been my character to do all that because of my personal interests – ask any average man in Kano; the people would not have been coming along with us if it was something selfish or for personal interests,” Shekarau said.
“Anytime we leave, we have a structure from the unit to the ward to the local government, to the state.
“Our politics has been a politics of consultation, very wide consultation. There was no decision that I have taken politically without taking a referendum across the states.”
Shekarau, a former Minister of Education, said he joined the PDP because it is not a one-man party and not because he had been promised any political position.
He also promised that the PDP would win Kano state in next year’s presidential elections.
“The people of Kano trust us,” he said. “I assure you by God’s grace, PDP will clear the votes in Kano, if not all but the majority. Because I know what people want.”