By Muhammadu Sabiu
Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano State, has formally rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Shekarau joined the PDP on Monday in Kano after leaving the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
The PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, and other PDP members met with the former governor.
Shekarau joined the NNPP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and left it two months later.
Shekarau, a senator for Kano Central, previously served as Kano’s governor for two terms and as Nigeria’s minister of education.
He also contested for president of Nigeria in the 2011 general elections.