Former Governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has formally decamped from All Progressive Congress to the People Democratic Party at a ceremony in Abuja.
Shakarau, who formally announced his decision to join the ruling party, described the APC as a party without a structure.
Maintaining that the opposition could not be seen or touched, because it had lost its soul, the former Kano governor said he was leaving the APC because the party has become a political fraud.
Challenging the leadership of the APC to produce the party’s constitution and manifesto, Shekarau boasted that no intimidation, blackmail, or character assassination would change his vision.
He said, “Because some people wanted to pocket the party and that was why the constitution of the party had yet to see the light of the day.
“The soul of the APC is lost. It cannot be touched or seen. APC Constitution is a political fraud. There is no management at any level of APC. This is the issue we raised and this is what we challenged.
“I did all I could do to salvage the APC with no results. I refused to keep quiet in the face of the shenanigan going on in the APC.
“Some people want to pocket the party when the constitution of the party cannot be found anywhere on the street of this country. We cannot see ourselves belonging to a platform where we have been made to pocket others.
“After six months, no structure was found anywhere, we cannot belong to such, where no caricature of management is found. We challenged the leadership of APC to tell us why the constitution and manifesto of the party is not found on the street of Nigeria.
Also speaking at the occasion, former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, said the APC has become the old PDP.
Bafarawa, who also defected to PDP a few days ago, said he and Shekarau were in the PDP to rebuild the ruling party.