Ganduje’s Aide Resigns over ‘Inconclusive Election,’ Joins PDP

Hashim Dungurawa, senior special assistant on urban beautification to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has resigned.

Dungurawa tendered his letter of resignation to Usman Alhaji, secretary to the state government, on Wednesday.

In the letter, the aide thanked the governor for offering him the opportunity to serve the state.

”I write to formally inform you of my voluntary resignation from the office of SSA, Beautification. I thank you for offering me the opportunity to serve under your administration as SSA,” the letter read.

He attributed his resignation to the failure of Ganduje to concede the election to Abba Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, whom he claimed won the March 9 election.

According to him, Ganduje ought to have conceded so as to “serve as a precedent to other Muslims who serve Allah in truth and sincerity.”

However, he later told reporters that he was defecting to the PDP.

The PDP governorship candidate in Kano, Abba Yusuf, was ahead of Ganduje of the APC before last Saturday’s election was declared inconclusive.

Yusuf was leading with about 26,000 votes which were less than the about 128,559 cancelled votes in the state.

A supplementary election will now hold in the affected polling units in Kano on March 23, same as in five other states.

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