The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar is expected to remain in Kano State for three days.
Naija News had earlier reported that Atiku, the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu and some top officials of the party arrived in Kano on Sunday.
The former vice president is in the state to receive the former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, who would officially announce his defection today.
Naija News learned that Atiku would remain in the state in a move to lure more notable politicians ahead of the 2023 general elections.
An official of the PDP who spoke with The Cable said Atiku is in the state to perfect the defection of Shekarau from the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) to PDP.
The source said, “As I’m talking to you now, we met Shekarau at his residence and we are busy arranging his defection along with his supporters into PDP. We perfected all the arrangements.
“Our party officials are fully engaged to ensure the successful hosting of our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the national chairman of the party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu.
“Atiku will stay in Kano for three days to articulate and woo many opposition members into the PDP. I am confident that the party will win the 2023 general election.
“Atiku will meet with various groups of Islamic scholars, youth groups and other important groups to persuade them to vote for him to win the 2023 election.”
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