Gov Ganduje’s Deputy Denies Defection Rumour

The deputy governor of Kano State, Hafiz Abubakar, has denied claims that he dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

It was widely reported that the deputy governor had left the APC following alleged pressure from the governor’s loyalists asking him to resign or face impeachment.


The alleged impeachment plots might not be unconnected to the fact that Abubakar had refused to shift allegiance from former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso to Ganduje.

Abubakar, in a press statement issued Wednesday night and signed by Abdulwahab Sa’id Ahmad, a media assistant in the office of the Deputy Governor said, “The attention of the office of the Deputy Governor of Kano state Professor Hafiz Abubakar has been drawn to a story circulating in the social media saying that he has defected from APC to PDP, it is important to inform all his supporters, well wishers, associates and the general public that such important decision is not taken on the pages of social media.

“The general public should note that whatever the future political direction of His Excellency Professor Hafiz Abubakar the state Deputy Governor and his teeming supporters and political associates would be in the public domain at the appropriate time after due consultations with all concerned elders”.

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