Six All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in Kano state House of Assembly are expected to defect to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following the resignation of the deputy governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar.
This is just as 10 of Prof. Abubakar aides resigned from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s administration on Tuesday, and also defected to the PDP.
An immediate Special Adviser attached to the Deputy Governor’s Office at the state Government House, Hafiz Ahmed Bichi, who was among the 10 SSAs that have tendered their resignation letters on Monday, confirmed the development to reporters in Kano Tuesday.
One of the former aides, Dr. Abdullahi Zubairu Chula , who addressed the press conference on behalf of his aggrieved colleagues, said their decision was informed by their desire to join their leader and former deputy governor.
Chula, who was the Special Adviser on Non-Governmental Organisation, said among those who also resigned were: Shamsu Aliyu Samanja (SSA on Public Affairs) and Alhaji Hafizu Bichi (Special Adviser attached to Deputy Governor’s office).
He also said: “We decided to resign because our leader, the Deputy Governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar has also left the government.’’
Others are: Dr Bakari Ado Hussaina (Special Adviser on Education), Alhaji Nagoda (Special Adviser on Graveyard), Habibu Abubakar (Senior Special Assistant) and Idris Salisu Rogo (SSA attached to Deputy Governor’s office).
The rest are: Usman Kassim Bichi (Special Assistant to Deputy Governor on Education), Hafizu Alkali Jingau (PA at Deputy Governor’s office), Shamsu Kura (Special Adviser Media) and Rukayya Jibrin (Senior Special Assistant on Drug).
He said all the 10 aides had since forwarded their resignation letters to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).