- The Kano state government speaks on the recent defection of the former deputy governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar,
- The state government described the defection of the deputy governor from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “as long overdue”
- Mohammed Garba, the commissioner for information, youths and culture, added that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje expected the defection of his deputy long before now
The Kano state government on Wednesday, August 8, described the defection of the deputy governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “as long overdue,” The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the state government in a press statement signed by the commissioner for information, youths and culture, Mohammed Garba added that the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje expected it “long before now.”
Garba said:“For Prof. Hafiz to dissociate himself from his chairmanship of the 2015 Kano Gubernatorial Transition Committee, the findings and pronouncements he made, is a clear indication that he no longer has a mind of his own.
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“Going by his acclaimed political pedigree, one would have expected that Prof. Hafiz resigned his position long ago for what he described as, ‘political persecution and humiliation’.”
“It is kind enough of Prof. Hafiz to confirm that he was paid his entitlements even when he chose to abandon his service to the good people of Kano State and humanity.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that Prof. Hafiz hurriedly left office in anticipation of a constitutional sledgehammer from Kano State House of Assembly, over his strong antagonism to policies of the State Government that have direct impact on the standard of living of the good people of Kano.
We wish Prof. Hafiz well in the voyage of his godfather, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, as we welcome his final exit from our great party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), as a good omen.”
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the deputy governor of Kano state, Hafiz 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 addressed to Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, he said he was resigning as a result of “irreconcilable differences” between them.
The sudden resignation of the deputy governor may not be unconnected to the planned commencement of impeachment process against him on Monday, August 6, by 31 members of the state house of assembly.
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