The Deputy Governor of Kano State, Hafeez Abubakar, has resigned as he prepares to defect to the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Mr. Abubakar tendered his resignation in a letter dated August 5th 2018 and addressed to the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, which was seen by CHECKPOINTCHARLEY Sunday afternoon.
The deputy governor stated that he resigned due to irreconcilable differences with the governor. But sources say that Abubakar’s resignation is a prelude to his dumping the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said it would be unfair to his conscience and to the people of Kano to remain in his position as deputy governor of Kano state.
The letter reads, “I regret to write and notify you of my decision to resign my position as deputy governor of Kano State with effect from Saturday 4th August, 2018.
“Your Excellency, I would have desired to remain up to the end of our tenure in order to fulfill the aspirations and expectations of the good people of Kano State as expressed in their mandate given to our joint ticket in 2015, but with the current and persistent irreconcilable differences on matters relating to governance and government operations, personal opinions, and the concept of, and respect for, democratic ideals and values, it would be unfair to my conscience, to the good people of Kano State and to you as the head of the government to continue to remain in my position as the Deputy Governor of Kano.”
Mr. Abubakar, a close political associate of former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, had recently alarmed the nation over plot to assasinate him.