A contestant in the race for Bayero University Kano, Vice Chancellorship position, Prof. Adamu Idris Tanko has withdrawn from the contest.
Solacebase reports that Prof. Adamu Idris Tanko came second in the community acceptance poll, a major process in the selection of a new Vice-Chancellor in the university held on Wednesday.
The withdrawal was contained in a letter addressed to the Registrar of the University dated August 6, 2020, and sighted by Solacebase titled ‘’Acceptance of Congregational Parley Results and Withdrawal from the Race for Vice Chancellorship.’’
He referred to his letter of July 22, 2020, that conveyed his acceptance of the nomination/invitation to participate in the process for the appointment of the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the University having been searched.
He expressed happiness that the process has begun very well and fully participated up to the level of the Congregational Parley.
‘’Having been one of the proponents of the Congregational Parley right from inception, I am confident that the University community uses it to gauge the acceptability of all participating candidates,’’ said the letter.
According to the letter,‘’ I acknowledge that the Congregation meeting of August 5, 2020, has achieved that. I wholeheartedly accept the verdict that the University community has expressed its wishes, with very high acceptability rating for one of us.’’
‘’For this reason and in order to formally show my respect, I sincerely wish to discontinue my participation in the process.’’
‘’I wish to thank the Search Team for finding me worthy of the recognition and inviting me to participate. I equally thank the Congregation members for the democratic expression that I cherish and respect.’’