Politicians Show Their Interest In Kano Deputy Governor Office
Following the resignation of Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, the former Deputy Governor of Kano State, on Sunday, many contestants have shown their interest in replacing him.
Report from the State Government House, revealed that about five contestants are gunning for the position of the Deputy Governor.
Malam Muhammad Garba, the incumbent Commissioner for Information, who was a one-time National president of the NUJ, as well an age long ally of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who hails from Kano Central, the same constituency with the former Deputy Governor are part of the people on the list.
Others include the recently reinstated Speaker of the House of Assembly, Kabiru Al-hassan Rurum, the ousted Speaker, Abdullahi Yusuf Ata and Abdullahi Abbas, the state APC Chairman, as well as Sheikh Ibrahim Khaliel, who is said to be favoured by the Kano Ulama group, a formidable pressure group in Kano politics.
Also, Naija News learnt that victory may likely sway to Muhammad Garba, who apart from being a long-standing ally of Ganduje, was also very vocal against Kwankwaso.
All the four with, the exception of Rurum are from Kano Central Senatorial District, same as Hafiz, while Rurum is from Kano South Senatorial District, which is the same constituency, with the current Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji.
Recall that Naija News reported that Hafiz Abubakar resigned as the Deputy Governor of Kano State, on Sunday.
Source: Naija News