Kano: Ganduje’s aide resigns, joins Kwankwaso in PDP nine days to supplementary poll
Hashim Dungurawa, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Wednesday tendered his resignation
He tendered his resignation to the secretary to the governor’s office, Usman Alhaji, but did not state any reason for the resignation in the letter.
“I am writing this letter to formally inform you of my resignation from the office of the SSA Voluntarily, and I thank you for the opportunity given me to serve under your office as SSA,” the politician wrote.
Dungurawa would later tell journalists he was defecting to the camp of Rabiu Kwankwaso, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Kano.
Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kano, Abba Yusuf, was ahead of Ganduje of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) before last Saturday’s election was declared inconclusive.
Yusuf was leading with about 26,000 votes which were less than the about 128,559 cancelled votes in the state.
A supplementary election will now hold in the affected polling units in Kano on March 23, same as in five other states.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday, Dungurawa told journalists in Kano that he is joining PDP, saying even the incumbent governor Ganduje was Kwankwaso’s disciple.
The Kano governor was the deputy to Kwankwaso when the latter was Kano governor. They fell out after Ganduje became the governor of Kano in 2015.