By our correspondent in Kano
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday in Kano welcomed a former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, to the APC.
Shekarau, who served as the Minister of Education under former President goodluck Jonathan, as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party will formally join the APC on Saturday (today).
In his remarks at the home of Shekarau, Oshiomhole said, “I am fully aware that you were part of the founding fathers of the APC and they say ‘Na condition make crayfish bend.’ We know that you would not have exhausted the amount of efforts you injected in the formation of the All Progressives Congress.”
He stressed that going forward, the real progressives would reunite after those he called conservatives would have left.
He added that he had urged the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to look forward to working closely with Shekarau.
“Together, we have found a reliable and genuine progressive for the advancement of not only our party but to contribute ideas for the progress and development of our great country,” Oshiomhole said.
Speaking, Ganduje said he and Shekarau were both democrats who shared the same principles and ideology, which he said informed why he had always sustained a cordial relationship with the former minister.
The governor promised that his administration would collaborate with Shekarau to take the state to greater heights of economic growth and development.
In his remarks, Shekarau said in view of the recent developments in the state, history was about repeating itself, and that any history of the APC without his name would be incomplete.
“I have interacted peacefully as part of culture and tradition that I will remain peaceful with every person, regardless of their political opinion,” he added.