In an interview with BBC Hausa, the former Governor of Kano, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, addressed speculations about seeking an appointment under the administration of President Bola Tinubu, who was inaugurated yesterday.
Ganduje’s Stance on Appointment: Abdullahi Umar Ganduje clarified that he is not actively pursuing any appointment in President Tinubu’s administration. However, he expressed openness to accepting an appointment if offered.
Well Wishes for President Tinubu: Despite not seeking a position, Ganduje extended his best wishes to President Tinubu, emphasizing the belief that Tinubu’s leadership will reflect the successes he achieved during his tenure as governor of Lagos State. Ganduje also highlighted the importance of Tinubu’s victory for their shared supporters.
Absence from Abba Yusuf’s Inauguration: The former governor revealed that he chose not to attend the inauguration ceremony of Abba Yusuf, the current governor of the state. Ganduje stated that his decision was made in order to prevent any clashes between their respective supporters during the event. This comes amidst Governor Yusuf’s concerns about the staggering N241 billion debt left by Ganduje’s administration and the challenges of generating sufficient revenue for the state’s recovery.