- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's senior special assistant on urban beautification has resigned
- The aide allegedly resigned to protest the governor's refusal to accept defeat in the 2019 governorship election
- The SSA allegedly submitted his resignation letter on Wednesday, March 13
The senior special assistant to Kano state's Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on urban beautification, Hashim Suleiman, has allegedly resigned from his government over the governor's refusal to accept defeat in the governorship election.
Suleiman, in a resignation letter reportedly submitted on Wednesday, March 13, said that the governor lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf, but refused to accept defeat.
The SSA also accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of declaring the election inconclusive after realising that the incumbent governor has lost, Vanguard reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ganduje on Wednesday, March 13, allegedly visited Abuja to press for the removal of the Kano state commissioner of police, Mohammed Wakili.
Ganduje's visit to Abuja followed the tussle between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the seat of the governor in the state's election.
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According to the report, sources close to the governor's entourage to Abuja, includes the speaker of Kano House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum; the state chairman of APC, Abdullahi Abbas and the governor’s top political strategist, Nasiru Aliko-Koki.
The source who has pleaded anonymity said the visit was targeted at lobbying the party's national chairman, the national leader of APC Bola Tinubu and other some influential presidency officials.
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