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Ganduje Reveals Why His Deputy Resigned



Ganduje and Abubakar

As reported in the media, the Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has disclosed that his deputy, Professor Hafiz Abubakar decided to resign from his position as he is scared the State’s House of Assembly may soon serve him impeachment notice.

Recalled that it had been earlier reported that the deputy governor had sent his resignation to governor Ganduje on Saturday.

According to reports, the letter reads: “Your Excellency would recall several instances I had to draw your attention on the need to understand and appreciate these differences in order to avoid drifting into the kind of unnecessary crisis we are facing today but to no avail. Instead of heeding to my counsel to save the government from the present state of crises, your reaction was and still is, to prosecute and mete all sort of injustices on me.

“I have endured immeasurable and unjustifiable humiliation for over two and half years without any reason other than my principled position on issues of governance and the desire to keep the government on track.”

“Under circumstances, and given the deteriorating state of affairs and your continued disrespect for the office of the deputy governor as well as your expression of several injustices on my person.”

“I regret to say that I have no option than to succumb to my inner calling with the hope that this decision is in accordance with the guidance and wishes of Allah (SWT) for me and good people of Kano state.”

Reacting to the resignation, however, Ganduje has claimed a statement endorsed by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, that Abubakar resigned for the fear of him being impeached.

According to the statement,  “30 out of the 40 legislators in Kano House of Assembly were ready to commence impeachment proceeding against him over false, unfounded allegations and undermining the state government.”

It also added that Abubakar has also vowed to always abide by the decision his political Godfather in the person of Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, who has abandoned the ruling All Progressives Congress to join the People’s Democratic Party.

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