- The first cousin of Emir Lamido Sanusi, Prince Abdullahi Abbas, has emerged as the chairman of APC in Kano
- Abbas secured 2,982 votes to take over the party chairmanship in the state
- He promised party members in the state that he will work hand-in-hand with the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
Prince Abdullahi Abbas, the first cousin to Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi after a keenly contested election, emerged as the chairman of the state's chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC).
Alhaji Abbas, who is the son of the Galadiman of Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi before now served as commissioner of special duties to the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje posted a landslide victory over Mohammed Shehu, his opponent, Vanguard reports.
Prince Abdullahi Abbas secured 2,982 votes to clinched the party top job, on a day Alhaji Ibrahim Sarina polled 2,817 to emerged as the state secretary of the party.
The fallout of APC congress on Saturday, May 19 now thrust absolute control of the party structures on the shoulders of Ganduje whose candidates swept all the 31 position in the state, and 21 zonal officials at the polls.
The congress, described by voters as being free and fair, took place at the sports hall of Sani Abacha in the state.
Speaking on the polls to newsmen, Senator Barau Jubril of Kano north on Sunday, May 20: “I was happy over the peaceful way the state Congress was held, it’s signs of good things to come.”
Chief Austin Eweka, the chairman of the congress committee, stated that he was impressed over the peaceful conduct of the exercise, and appealed to the losers to accept congress's results.
Prince Abbas, the new chairman, in his acceptance speech, said that his team would work in tandem with the state government.
Abbas remarked: “We are ready to accept new entrants and we want to assured them that they would be treated the same way old party members are being treated. We are democrats and we believed in true democratic culture.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Kano state chapter of the APC had urged Nigerians not to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in coming elections.
The deputy chairman of the APC in Kano state, Alhaji Shehu Maigari, told newsmen on Monday, April 9, that Nigerians had enough reasons not to vote the PDP in subsequent elections.
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