Kano state governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has officially endorsed his Deputy Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, as a 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.
Ganduje’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar in a statement said the governor made the official endorsement during a stakeholder meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, held at Africa House, Government House, Kano, Tuesday.
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, explaining that “as governor produced deputy to become governor. This time around, my Deputy Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna is our choice for the gubernatorial seat for the 2023 general election.
So also, he will contest with Murtala Sule Garo as his running mate, he added.
Describing 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 as a very loyal lieutenant. He is very loyal and dependable.
For Garo, the Ganduje said, “He is a real commander, who is loyal and committed to our cause. He is a very fearless confidant.
“If you want to get a 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, Nasiru Aliko Koki, disclosed how they advised the governor on the new political direction of the party and the state come 2023.
He commended those who contributed resources to purchase the Nomination Form for the gubernatorial race and handed it over to him to give to whoever he wanted to emerge as a gubernatorial candidate and running mate.
The statement added that Governor Ganduje commended those who purchased the Nomination Forms for his Senatorial contest.