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Ex-Gov Shema leaves PDP for APC

Former Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema, has renounced his membership of Peoples Democratic Party, and has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Shema disclosed this after his meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja, where he was accompanied by the incumbent governor of Katsina State, His Excellency Umar Dikko Radda.

Political analysts anticipate that Shema’s decision will have far-reaching implications, not only in Katsina State but also beyond its borders.

According to a source who spoke with Politics Nigeria, Shema’s defection is likely to reshape the political dynamics within the state and could potentially influence future elections.

“It could significantly influence future elections and potentially reshape the balance of power within the state’s political structures, leaving the political landscape in a state of anticipation and uncertainty,” the analyst stated.

The departure of Shema from the PDP is seen as a blow to the party’s presence in Katsina State, with the analyst noting, “What this means effectively is that the PDP is dead in Katsina. Former Governor Shema was the one holding the party together before now.”

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Barrister Ibrahim Shehu Shema previously served as the Governor of Katsina State after emerging victorious in the 2007 general elections. He was re-elected in 2011 under the banner of the People’s Democratic Party and completed his second four-year term on May 29, 2015. He handed over power to Aminu Bello Masari, who was elected under the All Progressives Congress.

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