Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has transmitted power to his deputy, Dr. Nasir Yusuf Gawuna who will now be the acting Governor of the state.
Naija News understands this is as the Governor is expected to be away from the state to attend a leadership course at the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
The course titled “Authentic Leadership Development Programme” is scheduled to last for one week.
Disclosing this development, the State Commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba said all issues and official transactions are to be channeled to the Office of the Deputy Governor in the absence of Ganduje.
He said the Deputy Governor has been empowered to act in full acting capacity pending the return of Governor Ganduje.
Meanwhile, the Court of Appeal in Abuja has fixed December 16, 2021, to hear a motion filed by the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the nullification of the congresses conducted by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje‘s faction of the APC in Kano State.
Naija News reports that an FCT High Court had nullified the congresses conducted by Ganduje’s faction and upheld the congresses organised by Senator Ibrahim Shekarau-led faction of the party.
According to a statement on Tuesday issued by the Kano Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the ruling party has applied for a stay of execution of the judgement.
Garba asserted that the APC filed the motion to contest the jurisdiction of the court to entertain such a case brought before it.
He said the party was seeking an interlocutory injunction that would restrain the respondents from taking steps to give effect to the High Court ruling, pending the hearing of the appeal by the appellate court on December 16, 2021.
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