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Ex-commissioner emerges chairman in Kano


A former Commissioner for Special Duties, Abdullahi Abbas, yesterday emerged the new state chairman in Kano.

He won with 2,982 votes to defeat his opponent, Mohammad Shehu who scored 490 votes.

Abbas, who is a close ally of Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje, is a cousin of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Shehu Maigari was elected as deputy chairman, while Ibrahim Sarki emerged as secretary.


Also elected were Sharu Ahmed Adam as treasurer, and Hajiya Habiba ‘Yardalla, who won as women leader.

Chairman of the congress committee, Austin Eweka, also announced that the Acting Chairman, Bashir Yahaya Karaye emerged as publicity secretary, with Jamilu Hassan elected as legal adviser, and Sule Shuwaki as youth leader.

The position of the chairman of the party, the 52 state and zonal positions were all won unopposed.

Governor Ganduje commended the maturity of the aspirants for accepting defeat in good faith.
He assured the party stalwarts of his determination to deepen internal democracy and bridge perceived marginalisation in the party.

He expressed satisfaction about the smooth conduct of the exercise, which was devoid of skirmishes, adding that government did not impose any candidate on the party.

He also pledged his readiness to work with Senators Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya from Kano South and Barau I. Jibrin, from Kano North.

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