- Kano state commissioner of information said the state deputy governor, Hafiz Abubakar, resigned from office to avoid being removed
- The commissioner accused Abubakar of making unguarded comments capable of causing crisis in APC
- He also accused Abubakar of adopting Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso as his political godfather
Kano state commissioner of information, Muhammad Garba, on Sunday, August 5, claimed that the state deputy governor, Hafiz Abubakar, tendered his resignation to avoid being removed from office.
Garba said Abubakar resigned from office after getting to know that 30 out of the 40 members of the Kano state House of Assembly have signed to commence his impeachment, Premium Times reports.
Garba said Abubakar was to be removed for his allegedly false allegations against Abdullahi Ganduje's government.
“The deputy governor, who doubled as commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, has publicly forsake the Ganduje Administration and swore allegiance to his political Godfather, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso."
Garba also denied the allegation of non-payment of entitlements levelled against Ganduje administration by the former deputy governor.
He said: ‘’Of recent, in July, to be precise, the sum of N7, 409, 575.00 was released to the former deputy governor to travel to the United Kingdom to receive an Honourary Degree from the University of Reading; the sum of N7,800, 000.00 was also paid as his travelling allowance to Khartoum, Sudan for the convocation ceremony of the University of Africa; for a trip to the United Kingdom for the World Education Forum, the sum of N8, 509, 000.00 was paid to him; while his trip to Saudi Arabia for his daughters’ graduation was also sponsored by the state government, among other privileges extended to him.
"The former deputy governor ought to have landed safely and quietly instead of making unsubstantiated allegations just to draw attention."
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Recall that NAIJ.com earlier reported that Abubakar, on Sunday, August 5, resigned his position and returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Abubakar, an ally of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the former governor of the state in a letter dated Sunday, August 5, and addressed to Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, said he was resigning as a result of “irreconcilable differences” between them.
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