Ibrahim Shekarau, senator representing Kano central has accused the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) of outrightly manipulating him and his followers.
Shekarau who explained why he left NNPP few months after he joined the party in an interview on Channels Television on Thursday September 1, disclosed that the party did not include the name of any of his associates on the candidates’ list sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), despite the establishment of a committee to ensure a merger between his associates and Kwankwaso’s allies.
“That is the least you can call it — betrayal, outright disregard, outright manipulation.
“Our guiding principle, which is known to all my political associates, is the protection of our image and integrity, and you can’t have your integrity protected if there is not going to be sincerity and if there is not going to be trust and truth.”
On why he recently joined the Peoples Democratic Party, Shekarau said he did not join the party because of personal interests but because the PDP promised to be fair to his associates.
“There was not any promise or assurances except the assurances of being fair, sincere and trustworthy with the associates that we have.
“That is what we are looking for anywhere we move, Two things are our guiding principles — what kind of people are you interacting with and what kind of interaction are you promotion. Through our interactions with the PDP, we were satisfied.”