According to him, almost a year after assuming power, the change mantra preached by the All Progressives Congress, APC, has turned out to be a ruse.
Shekarau spoke yesterday while addressing supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at his residence in Kano after the constitution of a 44-man sub-committee.
“It is unfortunate that the APC has failed to address the abject poverty among Nigerians,” the former Kano Governor said.
“Those promoting the change mantra have now ended up rewarding electorates with hunger, poverty, illiteracy and embarrassing queues at our filling stations.”
Appealing to Nigerians to give the PDP another chance, Shekarau described the APC as congregation of political opportunists.
“We are still waiting to see when Nigerians will start enjoying the change the APC promised. It is almost a year now after it took over power.
“The first quarter of the year has already passed without a working budget for our dear nation,” he said.