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Why I anointed my deputy to succeed me – Ganduje

  Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has explained why he endorsed his Deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, as gubernatorial candidate and his ...

 


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has explained why he endorsed his Deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, as gubernatorial candidate and his former Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Murtala Sule Garo, as a running mate.

 

Ganduje made the clarification at a stakeholders meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state, held at the Government House, Kano, Tuesday night.

 

He explained that the decision to endorse Gawuna and Garo to succeed him was unanimously taken after exhaustive deliberations with all the stakeholders of the party. Adding that, all party procedures were followed before arriving at the position.

 

This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar, a copy of which was made available to newsmen on Wednesday.

 

“As governor produced a Deputy to become governor. This time around, my Deputy Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna is our choice for the gubernatorial seat come 2023 general election. So also he will contest with Murtala Sule Garo as his running mate.”

 

Ganduje described Gawuna as a complete gentleman who knows what is right and what is wrong. “A person who is reliable and very loyal.”


“As a Deputy Governor, Ganduje said “He makes good use of his office and is a very loyal lieutenant. Who is very loyal and dependable.”

 

For Garo, the governor said, “He is a real Commander, who is loyal and committed to our cause. This is a very fearless confidant. If you want to get a clear and clean political fight, you need somebody who is energetic, loyal, and fearless. This is Murtala Sule Garo for you.”

 

Meanwhile, members of the National Assembly who attended the meeting endorsed Ganduje to vie for Senatorial District, Kano North, as announced by the Majority Leader of House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who presented the nomination form to the governor, alongside other members.

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