Accept Allah’s Will, Join My Administration, Kano Governor-Elect Tells APC’s Gawuna
By Our Correspondent
Kano State Governor-elect, Abba Kabir Yusuf (popularly known as Abba Gida-Gida) of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has called on his closest rival in the guber race, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasir Yusuf Gawuna to accepts Allah’s will and join him in restoring the good fortunes of the state.
Yusuf, who said this during his speech after receiving his certificate of return, also called out to other contestants in the March 18 guber election to join his administration for the development and progress of Kano state.
According to the governor-elect, his election is a “no victor, no vanquished”, adding that, “We heard Gawuna telling the media before the results was announced that if he does not emerge winner, he will accept the decision as the will of Allah. So we are calling on him to come out now and address the people to confirm this as the will of Allah”.
Abba Kabir also appealed to his rivals to take a hint from the leader of the NNPP, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who he said despite being an incumbent in 2003 and was defeated did not hesitate to congratulate the declared winner and prepared a smooth transition.
While acknowledging the roles of security agencies during the election, he called on “some security agencies” that he said frustrated them and took sides with the ruling party to desist from partisanship going forward and stay true to their responsibilities, which is to serve the Nigerian people regardless of party, religion and ethnicity.
The governor-elect also added that he would not allow his family members to have any influence on governance during his administration because they would not be taking the oath of office with him.
“My wives will not be part of the governance. My children will not be part of the governance. And I can tell you for sure that this is the same for my deputy governor,” he said.