Why I refused to follow Shekarau to APC — Takai

gubernatorial candidate of the PRP in Kano State, Malam Salihu Sagir Takai
gubernatorial candidate of the PRP in Kano State, Malam Salihu Sagir Takai

A long-time political ally of Malam Ibrahim Shekarau and 2015 gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Kano State, Malam Salihu Sagir Takai, has given reasons as to why he did not follow the former governor to APC.

According to Takai, “After extensive consultations with my supporters, admirers, well-wishers, party faithful at different levels including aspirants for various elective offices, it was clear that majority want us to remain in PDP.


“And as a democrat, I have no option than to heed to the opinion of the majority by remaining in the PDP,” he said.

Takai said it took him more than four days consulting with his supporters on the state of affairs in the PDP in Kano since the dissolution of the state executives by the national working committee of the party; and the subsequent defection of some members led by Shekarau.

Takai has since led his campaign team and supporters on a solidarity visit to the state caretaker committee of the party led by Engineer Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi, a loyalist of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso who recently re-joined the PDP.

While pledging his loyalty to the party leadership during the visit, the governorship hopeful urged them to be just and fair to members.

Responding, Bichi assured Takai of the commitment of his team to ensure justice and equity among all.


Download Daily Trust News App

Get it on Google Play
Share this article

Dear Esteemed reader,

As part of our drive to keep improving the content of our newspaper, we are conducting a readership survey to enable us serve you better

Kindly take two minutes of your time to fill in this questionnaire.

Thank you for your time.

Join us on

Share your story with us: 08189301900 (Whatsapp and SMS only) Email:

Complain about a story or Report an error and/or correction: +2348189301900

DISCLAIMER: Comments on this thread are that of the maker and they do not necessarily reflect the organizations stand or views on issues.