November 29, 2022



The Kwankwaso/Shekarau feud and the destiny of supporters

With the 2023 normal elections within the nation quick approaching and main political gladiators bracing up for titanic struggle, the  deliberate exit of Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, senator representing Kano Central from the  New Nigeria Peoples  Celebration (NNPP) has stirred the hornet’s nest with tens of 1000’s of his followers nonetheless not understanding their final destiny.

His deliberate exist from the social gathering got here on the heels of his latest defection from the All Progressives Congres (APC) on the premise that he was grossly persecuted and marginalised within the social gathering he believed he  was a distinguished stakeholder.

Based on him, he had taken the eleventh determination hour to vary his nest from the APC to NNPP, understanding that  his relevance as an indispensable stakeholder within the political fray  could be taken into cognisance forward of the 2023 normal elections and in addition affirmed that he was poised to play a spectacular position in main the NNPP to higher peak.

He mentioned “my relationship with Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso remained cordial and ever sturdy. I’ve no axe to grind with him. No matter occurred up to now  was by no means a manifestation of hatred and deep animosity between us. I thought-about him a brother and haven’t any inkling of animosity towards his individual.

“Easy misunderstanding and variations in politics is regular in each democratic set up and we simply should sheath our swords and work collectively within the curiosity of the ANNPP. I took the choice to go away APC just because I’ve been blatantly stored on the sidelines. My legion of followers, supporters and properly wishers ought to bear with me that my motion was not knowledgeable by primordial sentiment,” he had pressured.

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With the present tide of occasions showing to not be on the aspect of the Senator as posited by Senator Ibrahim Shekarau few days in the past, he has additionally taken the choice to contact members of his a lot pronounced Shura group on the necessity for them to extensively analyse the unfolding state of affairs within the ANNPP and give you a ultimate determination on whether or not to stay within the ANNPP or not.

Based on the senator, his personal aspect has not gotten the fair proportion of the deal so far as the allocation of distinguished slots to his individuals is anxious and that  he’s left with no different than to take a call that might be in one of the best curiosity of his followers  earlier than the forthcoming normal elections are performed within the nation.

Dropping the bombshell with out his tens of 1000’s of his ardent followers not  having a previous information about it, Shekarau virtually caught his followers off-guard understanding that his defection to NNPP has led to relaxation each hypothesis about his eventual destiny.

His deliberate exit  from the ANNPP  has undoubtedly triggered a flurry of discordant tune   inside the Senator’s political camp with many expressing their utmost displeasure over what they described as an ill-timed  and costly stand.

Based on a distinguished member of the NNPP, Alhaji Shehu Zuwaciki, the choice taken by the senator got here virtually at a unsuitable time, because the bargaining chip wouldn’t in any approach be in his favour in any political social gathering he  is prepared to affix.

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He mentioned” if one is pondering that the Peoples Democratic Celebration(PDP) could be his final resort, the social gathering  won’t essentially give him the possibility to maneuver   in relation to the problem of  allocation of excessive profile slots. As I see it he’s combating a misplaced battle on virtually each entrance. His sojourn within the NNPP could be one of the best for him within the face of the meteoric rise of the social gathering at current”.

“He’s solely dribbling his supporters in a Maradonic twist on what they believed is his personal approach of doing issues. The PDP has no certainty of constructing any headway in Kano, because it has been fully changed into shreds. He nonetheless has time to suppose aloud earlier than lastly exiting to a different social gathering at a really unsuitable time” he added.

Talking in the identical vein a staunch supporter of the Senator, Alhaji Lawan Gurungawa, with the latest improvement taking tens of 1000’s of his supporters abruptly, he’s poised to lose a big chunk  of his supporters on account of his  indecision on the time he’s anticipated to remain put within the NNPP , a celebration thought-about to be gaining unprecedented acceptability within the eyes of voters in Kano State.

“Many people are usually not going to assist his transfer. We’re actually fed up together with his gale of defections from one social gathering to a different. He has to have a agency and one formidable ideological base, a politician missing agency ideological base is sort of a swimmer in a river with out having a chart. We must always start to uphold our opinion and make it sacrosanct below no matter guise,” he remarked.

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As issues stand at current, the senator is but to announce a celebration of his alternative after exiting from the NNPP regardless of pundits’ hypothesis that he would ultimately accept the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP).