Former Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has informed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and various stakeholders of his
intention to contest for the presidency in 2019.
Confirming the development to newsmen on Wednesday, his spokesperson, Malam Sule Ya’u
Sule, said Shekarau, had already sent notification letters to the PDP and all relevant stakeholders.
Sule explained that Shekarau, who was the governor of Kano State had since 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. He first
notified them before making it public. He is now making necessary consultations,” he said.