Lifestyle Nigeria gathered that Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Kano state, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has reacted to Wednesday’s judgment of the Kano state Governorship Elections Tribunal, which affirmed his victory in the 2023 election, pledging to not rubbish the confidence reposed in him by the people.
Gawuna stated this in Abuja at a news conference.
He said; “I want to express my appreciation to my mentor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, for being there for me. I have said it several times for the confidence he has bestowed in me.
“For those who have not known my history with Ganduje, during the merger between parties and the APC came into being and I happened to be part of the merger from the defunct ANPP while they were in PDP and he was the deputy governor then and I had the opportunity of being a Commissioner and I have served under them. Then he was the deputy governor and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was the governor of Kano State. I have very good relationship with Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.
“In 2015 Allah destined him to be the Governor of Kano State. We were 19 who served in the government of H.E Dr Kwankwaso. Ganduje found me worthy and capable and he selected only me to be in his cabinet. I remain grateful Your Excellency and I am not going to take that for granted. After that, people don’t know that while we were in government there was an opportunity for people to be chosen from Kano and Lagos State as Ministers, Dr Ganduje choose me but then it did not happen and an opportunity came in 2018 when the former deputy governor resigned and without lobbying, Dr Ganduje found me worthy and choose me as his deputy. The day he swore me in he made a statement. He said in his speech that ‘he is my deputy governor today and he is going to be my running mate in 2019…. and he said you are the best candidate for 2023 governorship election.