May God touch your heart to support APC- Ganduje replies former deputy gov.
Kano state government has described as unbecoming a statement credited to the former Kano state deputy governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar in which he claimed he won’t support Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in 2023 if given the chance to do so.
Solacebase had reported that Prof. Hafiz Abubakar in a viral video vowed not to support Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in 2023 general elections, if he had the chance.
The former deputy governor stated this on Friday at a stakeholders meeting at Gwale local government area of the state.
A statement by the commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba stated that by not supporting Governor Ganduje, Prof. Abubakar would not be supporting the party he belongs to, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The statement expressed surprise at such uncomplimentary remarks and prayed that may God touch his heart to support his political party.
It stated that only recently, in a viral video clip, Prof. Abubakar chastised Kano APC’s gubernatorial candidate and his running mate, by claiming that they should be in prison not contesting election.
The statement said that if truly he is a member of the APC, the party values the support of all its members to succeed no matter their status.
‘’The former deputy governor served the Ganduje administration for three years until he decamped to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and was welcomed back to the fold of the party after they fell out with Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso,’’ the statement said.
‘’The commissioner stated that even his political boss, for whom he is a director- general, campaign organization, Senator Barau Jibrin, has reconciled with the governor and re-contesting for the Kano North Senatorial District.’’
‘’Malam Garba said as far as the APC is concerned, it will be contradictory for the Professor who is still in the APC to lend his support for the candidature of Senator Ibrahim Shekaru who is re-contesting on the platform of a different political party.’’
The statement added that it is unfortunate that at this time when the party is consolidating in view of the recent political wrangling, the former deputy governor should have confront whoever he has any issue within the party instead of making incautious statements.
The statement called on the former deputy governor to guard against such unguarded comments considering his standing as an elder statesman, holding a position of a professor and a member of the APC.