Kano state government on Tuesday expressed dismay over the unguarded utterances made by the state deputy governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar over an unfounded allegation of threat to his life and that of members of his immediate family.
A statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba indicates that the vituperation made by Prof. Abubakar are not only unwarranted but also unfair to the state government.
It advises the embattled deputy governor to make a choice of quitting or remaining in the government.
He says even though the government holds the office of the deputy governor with high esteem, it, however, sees him as too insignificant for government to commit state resources to orchestrate plan to remove him from office, talk less of any attempt on his life.
According to the statement, to prove that the allegations made by the deputy governor were false, he was at today’s state Executive Council Meeting, and he came with fewer security aides.
‘’At the meeting, when His Excellency had to excuse himself to embark on a trip, he directed the deputy governor to preside over as usual, and that all the resolutions reached at the meeting are binding, something that would not have been accorded him by his political godfather, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso’’, the statement adds.
Malam Muhammad Garba points out that despite several unguarded comments by the deputy governor, the government continues to accord respect and support for his office both morally and otherwise.
The statement debunks allegation that he has not been provided with statutory official residence, pointing out that it was his choice to remain in the private residence as he personally brought the contractor that is handling the construction of his official residence.
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