Jonathan to for­mally re­ceive Sheka­rau to PDP on Tues­day

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ismail Mu­dashir,Kano

Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan would for­mally re­ceive the for­mer gover­nor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Sheka­rau to the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party(PDP) in Kano to­mor­row, party and se­cu­rity sources have said.

The Pres­i­dent is com­ing to Kano to re­ceive Sheka­rau to PDP in a sim­i­lar way other big de­fec­tors were re­ceived into the PDP in other states.

Since the de­fec­tion of Sheka­rau last Fe­bru­ary from the All Pro­gres­sive Congress (APC) the of­fi­cial cer­e­mony to re­ceive him has been shifted four times.

It was first sched­uled for Fe­bru­ary 23rd, a week af­ter Ba­farawa was for­mally re­ceived by the Pres­i­dent in Sokoto, only to be post­poned to first week of March. It was fur­ther post­poned thrice af­ter the first date.

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that ahead of the Pres­i­dent visit to the state, the As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice (AIG) in charge of zone 1, Kano, Tam­abari Yabo has met with po­lit­i­cal par­ties of­fi­cials in the state.

Speak­ing to our cor­re­spon­dent on the meet­ing which was held be­hind closed door, Tam­bari urged the politi­cians to ap­peal to their sup­port­ers to be law abid­ing.

“The meet­ing was or­gan­ised to sen­si­tize po­lit­i­cal par­ties of­fi­cials on the visit of Mr. Pres­i­dent and to ap­peal to the gen­eral pub­lic to be law abid­ing,” he said.

Con­firm­ing the visit, the me­dia ad­viser to Sheka­rau, Mal­lam Sule Yau Sule said all ar­range­ments for the cer­e­mony have been com­pleted.

“Pres­i­dent is com­ing to Kano to of­fi­cially re­ceive the for­mer gover­nor, Mal­lam Ibrahim Sheka­rau to PDP on Tues­day. Prepa­ra­tion is on and vir­tu­ally all ar­range­ments have been con­cluded,” he said in a phone in­ter­view.

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