Friday, December 26, 2014 11:01 pm
The APC in the northern Nigerian state of Kano has nominated the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) of Bayero University Kano (BUK), Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, as the party’s governorship running mate.
The Special Adviser to Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Baba Dantiye, said on Friday in Kano that Abubakar, until his nomination, was the university’s DVC (Academics).
“The decision to pick Abubakar as the running mate of the gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Umar Ganduje, was taken after series of meetings and consultations by the party’s stakeholders in Kano,’’ he said.
Dantiye further said Abubakar was a one-time Special Adviser to Kwankwaso during his first tenure as governor of the state from 1999 to 2003.
“He was also nominated as the state’s Head of Service at the beginning of Kwankwaso’s second tenure as governor,’’ the special adviser said.
He said Gov. Kwankwaso considered Abubakar’s nomination as worthy due to his high level of academic preparations, experience, ability, general competence and acceptability by the people of the state.
“In addition to this, both Ganduje and Abubakar are not strangers in the party,’’ Dantiye quoted the governor as saying.(NAN)