There are strong indications that the former Kano State governor and Presidential candidate of the defunct All Nigerian Progressives Party, ANPP, Ibrahim Shekarau may soon decamp to the rulling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
A PDP chieftain, Ambassador Aminu Wali, disclosed this to journalists in Kaduna on Tuesday on the sidelines of the meeting convened by the Vice President Namadi Sambo, to deliberate on the lingering crisis in the party in the zone.
Ambassador Wali said the party in the state had contacted Shekarau and that soon, he and his teeming supporters in the state would join the PDP.
Meanwhile, despite its dwindling political fortunes, particularly in the north-west zone, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has boasted that it would be impossible for the All Progressive Congress to win the 2015 presidency.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisah Metu, stated this in Kaduna during the meeting convened by the Vice President Namadi Sambo.
Metuh, who breezed into Kaduna apparently on directives of PDP National Secretariat to assess the political situation in the state and other north-west states, said the PDP remained the party to beat regardless of the current crisis threatening the party.
“APC is not a party that will take over Nigeria in 2015 and even beyond because the party is built along ethnic, religious lines.
“It will be impossible for them to win any elections. PDP remains the party for Nigeria, a truly national party”
It was learnt that Sambo had practically relocated to Kaduna following the gale of defections from the PDP to the APC and had met stakeholders of the party from Sokoto, Kano and Zamfara states at the late Gen. Hassan Katsina House, Kawo, Kaduna on Tuesday.
Sources at the meeting told our correspondent that the stakeholders reviewed the challenges and prospects of the ruling party in the Northern states, such as Kano, Sokoto and Zamfara that had been taken over by the APC.
It was gathered that the tension-soaked meeting, which had in attendance former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’aba, son of late Head of State, Mohammed Abacha, and other prominent party chiefs from Kano, Sokoto and Zamfara states, deliberated extensively on how to win back those states that had gone to the opposition in the 2015 elections.