By Usman Usman Garba
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has officially and finally endorsed his Deputy Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, as gubernatorial candidate and his former Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Murtala Sule Garo, as a running mate, for the forthcoming 2023 general election.
He made this known during a stakeholders meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, held at Africa House, Government House, Kano, today.
He assured that the decision was unanimously taken after exhaustive deliberations with all the stakeholders of the party, adding that, all party procedures were followed before arriving at the position.
The governor explained that “as governor produced deputy to become governor. This time around, my Deputy Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna is our choice for the gubernatorial seat come 2023 general election.
“So also he will contest with Murtala Sule Garo as his running mate.”
Ganduje described Gawuna as a complete gentleman, “…who knows what is right and what is wrong. A person who is reliable and very loyal.”
As a Deputy Governor, Ganduje said “he makes good use of his office a very loyal lieutenant. Who is very loyal and dependable.”
“For Garo,” the governor said, “he is a real commander, who is loyal and committed to our cause. This a very fearless confidant. If you want get clear and clean political fight, you need somebody, who is energetic, loyal and fearless. This is Murtala Sule Garo for you.”
Meanwhile members of the National Assembly who attended the meeting endorsed governor Ganduje to vie for Senatorial District, Kano North, as announced by the Majority Leader of House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who presented the Nomination Form to the governor, alongside other members.
As members of the State Assembly promised to provide for a befitting campaign office within North Senatorial District, as hinted by the Speaker of the state Assembly, Engineer Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari.
Elders of the party through their leader, Alhaji Nasiru Aliko Koki, disclosed how they advised the governor for the new political direction of the party and the state come 2023.
He commended those who contributed resources to purchase the Nomination Form for gubernatorial race and handed over to him to give to whoever he wants to emerge as gubernatorial candidate and running mate.
He also commended those who purchased Nomination Form for his Senatorial contest.