2023: Nigerian Commissioner Speaks up, Denies Eyeing Aminu Tambuwal's job
- Hon. Abdussamad Dasuki has distanced himself from publications alleging he plans to run for the state's number one position in 2023
- Dasuki in a recent interview said he was focused on his assignment as the Sokoto state commissioner for finance
- The commissioner has urged those linking him to the 2023 polls to count him out of the governorship race
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Sokoto state - Abdussamad Dasuki, Sokoto state commissioner for finance has dismissed reports indicating he may be seeking to run for governor ahead of the 2023 elections.
The Nation reports that Dasuki during an appearance on a radio station on Monday, June 14, said that he is not in the governorship race, adding that he was focused on his assignment as commissioner.
According to him, he was privileged to be given an important task by Tambuwal to reposition Sokoto state’s finance and ensure its judicious application for the benefit of the people.
When asked whether he would join the race to succeed Governor Aminu Tambuwal, the commissioner asked that he be left out, The Guardian added.
While noting that he would not be distracted by 2023 politics, Dasuki called on all lovers of Sokoto to join hands with Tambuwal in his determination to turn the state around.
Ganduje reveals how his successor will emerge
Ahead of the 2023 governorship election in Kano state, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said who will emerge as his successor will be decided by delegates.
The Kano state governor made this known during an interactive session with journalists on Monday, June 14.
Legit.ng gathers that Governor Ganduje made the statement after three former gubernatorial candidates in previous elections under different political parties defected to the ruling APC.
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Anambra 2021: APC adopts direct primaries
Ahead of its preparation to pick its standard-bearer for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra, the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced readiness to conduct a direct mode of primaries for its aspirants.
Sources close to the state chapter said in Abuja on Thursday, June 10, that the choice of a direct mode of primaries is to ensure that a large number of party members did not congregate in violation of COVID-19 protocol.