Former Governor of Kano state, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau’s house at Mundubawa Avenue in Kano, was gutted by fire yesterday.
It was gathered that the fire incident was caused by an electrical spark, and according to Malam Sule Yau Sule, a media aide to the former Governor, the incident occurred at about 4.00pm and affected two rooms out of the whole building.
The fire at Shekarau’s house built by the Kano state government immediately he left office in 2011 as part of retirement package, was however put off shortly after. Here is a photo below;
This is coming after it was reported that APC offered Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, the senatorial ticket for Kano Central District in next year’s general elections. At present, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, also a former governor and PDP member, is the holder of the seat. Kwankwaso won the seat as a member of the APC in 2015.
The offer was part of the terms reached by both sides which culminated in Shekarau formally parting ways with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), The Nation reported. The embattled Senator is also believed to be eyeing a return to the Senate in the event, in case he loses at the PDP presidential primaries.
Shekarau rebuffed last-minute efforts by the PDP to stop his switch to APC. Sources said he shut his doors against the PDP and its national leader, Senator Bukola Saraki, who doubles as Senate President. It was learnt that PDP and Saraki had made spirited efforts in the last 72 hours to reach out to Shekarau with a view to averting his defection to APC.
The only concession made to Shekarau by PDP, was said to be a slot in the seven-man Caretaker Committee of the party in Kano State. The PDP’s face-saving concession came after the legally elected PDP State Executive Committee was unilaterally dissolved by the National Secretariat of the party despite a court order.