Shekarau: NNPP won’t be dragged into unnecessary controversy – National Chairman | The Guardian Nigeria News


Prof. Rufa’i Alkali, the National Chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) says the party will not be dragged into unnecessary controversies over the planned defection of Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau, one of its chieftains in Kano.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Shekarau, a former Kano State governor who joined NNPP recently from the ruling APC, on Monday said he would tell his supporters their next move over a perceived injustice.

Reacting to the development, Alkali, a former presidential adviser on political affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, told newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday that the party respected the Shekarau’s judgment.

“On Shekarau, we respect his judgment but will not allow the NNPP to be dragged into the unnecessary controversy.

“We have great respect for him and he is also a person who believes in a better country. We respect his decision. Whatever he has decided for himself,” Alkali said.

The party chairman, however, said that the…

Source: Guardian Newspaper