Former governor of Kano State Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has notified the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of his intention to contest for the presidency in 2019.
Shekarau, who was also a former Minister of Education sent notification letters to the PDP and all relevant stakeholders.
Shekarau’s spokesperson, Sule Ya’u Sule confirmed the correspondence between his boss and the PDP leaders
Sule explained that Shekarau aside the PDP leadesrs, also communicated his political ambition to various elders, community leaders, opinion leaders, political associates and religious leaders regardless of their ethnic and party affiliations.
“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. He first notified them before making it public. He is now making necessary consultations,” he said.
In a letter which he personally signed and sent to one of his political associates, Hassan S. Indabawa, dated August 22, 2017, Shekarau said soon after the 2015 general elections, there had been various calls by individuals and groups from many quarters urging his candidature to contest for the presidency in 2019.
Few days ago, a former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, also sent a letter of notification to PDP leaders and members on his readiness to try his luck at the presidency in 2019.