Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has dropped out of the senatorial race in Kano north senatorial district.
Ganduje’s decision to step down from the race has been tied to the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in the state which has seen loads of defection to the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
Ganduje reportedly backed out from the race to allow the incumbent senator, Barau Jibrin, return to the upper chamber in 2023.
The Party’s state Secretary Zakari Sarina confirmed this to Daily Post, saying “Yes there is tangible understanding between the duo and soon everybody will know this position”.
Odunews.com reports that the Kano state governor submitted the senatorial nomination form of the APC at the party’s secretariat days after he endorsed his deputy governor to replace him as the state’s next governor.
The move by Ganduje did not sit well with some party members in the state and has led to the defection of some prominent members including the deputy speaker of the Kano state house of assembly.