- The governorship race in Kano state ahead of the 2023 poll has reached a fever pitch as interesting development begins to unfold
- Salihu Yakasai who was sacked by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has indicated his interest to succeed the incumbent
- According to Yakasai, he will be contesting under the umbrella of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
The former media aide to the Governor of Kano state, Salihu Tanko Yakasai has officially joined the gubernatorial race to succeed his former boss.
Legit.ng reports that Yakasai made this known via his official Facebook page on Tuesday, May 3.
Recall that Yakasai was sacked by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state who was said to have taken the decision because Yakasai critiqued the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the administration of President Buhari failed to fulfill the mandate on which it was elected into power.
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Kano 2023: Yakasai to contest under PRP
However, in a follow-up to his ouster, Yakasai left the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) March and joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) which also houses Kola Abiola a presidential hopeful and son of late MKO Abiola.
Yakasai in his announcement said:
“I am happy to announce to my family and friends and the rest of the people of Kano state, the decision to run for governor of Kano state under the flag of PRP Nasara.
“By the grace of God, I will be holding a meeting next Friday, 6th May 2023, where I will give details of my reasons. May God choose the best for Kano, this is our prayer, not only us. Praise be to God.”
2023: Big loss for PDP as influential northern lawmaker defects to APC
In another development, a member of the Kano State House of Assembly, Salisu Gwangwazo, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gwangwazo in the letter cited leadership crisis amongst other internal issues within the PDP in the state, as the reason for his defection.
2023: Jubilation in PDP as powerful politician returns to party, APC in trouble
In another report, Labaran Maku, the national secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The influential politician was the minister of information under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.