‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
Daily Courier – Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has withdrawn his senatorial ambition, following his reconciliation with Senator Barau Jibrin, the lawmaker representing Kano North Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
Governor Ganduje had on May 8 picked the senatorial form of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for the seat of Kano North senatorial district.
However, Jibrin, who has been in talks recently with some leaders of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), had raised fear that the lawmaker would possibly dump the APC.
Jibrin had pitched a tent with a former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau-led faction of the APC, immediately after the party’s state congresses.
In an effort to find a permanent solution to the crisis in APC, Kano Chapter and to stop Jibrin’s plan to defect from the party, Ganduje agreed on Monday to withdraw his senatorial ambition.
Inside sources said the duo had held a reconciliatory meeting, facilitated by some top party leaders and eventually resolved the matter amicably..
The Secretary of the APC in the state, Zakari Sarina, confirmed the development, said there has been tangible agreement at high levels.
“it is true, the report is true. Yes there were tangible understandings between the duo and soon everybody will know this position,”he said.