Kano APC Chairman Resigns, Becomes Commissioner
Kano State Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) Abdullai Abbas has resigned
Abbas, wrapped in the feud between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his deputy Hafizu Abubakar, tendered his resignation letter on Thursday.
The deputy governor had recently, in a radio programme, indicated that he would not run on the same ticket with the governor in 2019, citing the fact that he had been sidelined in governance and party affairs in the state.
He also expressed dissatisfaction with the removal of his ward chairman.
But few hours after Abbas’s resignation, Gov Ganduje appointed him a commissioner.
He is yet to be assigned a portfolio for his current appointment.
Governor Ganduje, who forwarded a letter requesting for the appointment to the state assembly, said the move was a new dawn in Kano politics.
After appearing before the state lawmakers, Mr. Abbas was given a clean bill due to the fact that he was a former commissioner under former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso. Abbas was the commissioner for environment under Kwankwaso’s administration.
Speaking shortly after the screening, Abbas pledged to work together with every member of the party in the state executive council to ensure the development of Kano State.
“Any ministry l am taken to, l will put all my efforts to ensure that the party remain united for the betterment of the state and also use my experience in all aspects,” he said
The former party chairman was appointed in an acting capacity about two years ago.