A former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, on Monday, formally returned to the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) after a spell at the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP).
Mr Shekarau moved to the NNPP with thousands of his supporters on 18 May, following a disagreement with the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, over the control of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.
The former governor was one of the politicians who formed the APC in 2013.
He was a member of the All Nigeria Peoples Party when he was elected governor between 2003 and 2011. He, however, defected to the PDP in 2014.
The former governor announced his defection from the NNPP at his residence in Kano at an event attended by the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, and governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa.
At the event, Mr Shekarau said he has written to inform the leadership of the NNPP of his intention to leave the party.