Rumour of former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been quashed by his spokesman, Sule Yau.
Shekarau of the New Nigeria Peoples Party and APC Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, met in the week. The picture of them together, which was made public led to rumour that the former Kano governor is on his way to the ruling party.
Reacting to the hearsay, Yau in an interview with Punchng said there was no big deal in his principal and Tinubu having a meeting, saying such event has become a dime a dozen, and adding that in the case of the ex-Lagos governor on two occasions, he made available an aircraft.
“An elder statesman like him (Tinubu); if he says he wants to see you, will you say no? But certainly, it has to do with politics. Tinubu’s running mate, Kashim Shettima, was in Shekarau’s house. Peter Obi was at his house and Atiku invited him for a meeting.
“This is not the first time Tinubu is meeting with Shekarau. There was a time he sent an aircraft to Kano to pick him, and he had sent another aircraft to pick him to Abuja in the past.
“So, it is not something new that they are meeting with Tinubu. Remember also that they were colleague governors,” the paper quoted him as saying.