Kano Deputy Governor, Hafiz Abubakar, resigns


The Deputy Governor of Kano State, Hafiz Abubakar, has resigned from his post.
His resignation was announced in a letter to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
He said his resignation resulted from the inability to reconcile with the governor over their differences.
Remaining in office, he said, would be unfair, hence his resignation.
The letter reads: “I regret to write and notify you of my decision to resign my position as deputy governor of Kano State with effect from Saturday 4th August, 2018.
“Your Excellency, I would have desired to remain up to the end of our tenure in order to fulfill the aspirations and expectations of the good people of Kano State as expressed in their mandate given to our joint ticket in 2015, but with the current and persistent irreconcilable differences on matters relating to governance and government operations, personal opinions, and the concept of, and respect for, democratic ideals and values, it would be unfair to my conscience, to the good people of Kano State and to you as the head of the government to continue to remain in my position as the deputy governor of Kano State.
“Your Excellency would recall several instances I had to draw your attention to 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.”
It would be recalled that Abubakar had accused Ganduje had degraded him as his deputy.
According to him, none of his approval to the Ministry of Finance was passed by the governor in recent times.
Besides, he said, he was personally responsible for funding some of his activities as the deputy governor of the state.
Abubakar is expected to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, following the defection of his mentor, former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to the party.
• Source: New Edition

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