Former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahhim Shekarau, has indicated interest to run for the Presidency in 2019 on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was revealed by his Spokesperson, Sule Ya’u Sule, saying that Shekarau, who was also a former Education Minister, has sent a notification letter to the PDP of his intention to run.
Sule added that Shekarau had also communicated his political ambition to various elders, community leaders, opinion leaders, political associates and religious leaders regardless of their ethnic and party affiliations.
“Malam Shekarau deliberately refused to make his ambition public because he does not want the relevant stakeholders to read it for the first time on the pages of newspapers,” Sule stated.
“He first notified them before making it public. He is now making necessary consultations,.”
It was revealed that Shekarau, after the 2015 general elections, received requests from individuals and groups from different quarters urging him to contest for the presidency in 2019.
THEWILL recalls that Prior former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, had also sent a letter of notification PDP leaders and members on his interest and readiness to run for presidency in 2019.
Similarly, Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has also declared interest in running for the position despite the fact that the party has zoned the position to the North.