By Abba Dukawa
Kano State Deputy Governor and APC Gubernatorial Aspirant Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has said he is humbled by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s comments while presenting him with the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms today at the Africa Hall,Kano Government House during a Stakeholders meeting.
Responding after his official endorsement: I am humbled by our amiable Governor’s words describing me as a loyal lieutenant,trustworthy,respectful,dependable and reliable person. This has proved the good working relationship and closeness between us.
“People doesn’t know I was the only one he retained out of 19 members of the State executive Council from the previous administration.”
In 2018,President Buhari requested him to forward a nomination for a Ministerial appointment. He forwarded my name, Infact I passed the screening but the appointments were not made.
“The same year 2018, he called and told me he was nominating to be his deputy because he feels comfortable we will work and develop Kano State together.
” From that moment till now he has assigned key responsibilities through which I have acquired experience in leadership and governance.
“I am grateful for Governor Ganduje’s mentorship,guidance and for reposing his confidence in me. I appreciate his support and for giving me opportunity to aspire for the Governorship position.”
“I assure you me and my running mate will live up to expectations of Kano people.
“I am calling on all APC members to work for the success of the party during the elections,” Gawuna appealed