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Danzago kicks as APC appeal panel recognises Ganduje’s congress

By Murtala Adewale, Ahmad Muhammad (Kano) and Sodiq Omolaoye (Abuja)
26 October 2021   |   2:41 am
The National Appeal Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) sitting in Kano State has recognised the state’s congress of the party supported by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on October 16.

[FILES] Ganduje. Photo/facebook/drabdullahiumargandujeofr/

Bello may support female presidential candidate

The National Appeal Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) sitting in Kano State has recognised the state’s congress of the party supported by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on October 16.

But Alhaji Haruna Danzago, who was elected by a parallel faction, was not happy with the development. The committee headed by Dr. Tony Macfoy, said, yesterday, that the newly-elected chairman of Kano APC, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, was the authentic and recognised chairman by the national headquarters of the party.

The pronouncement was to clear the dust raised by the parallel state congress conducted by the faction of former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau, who represents Kano Central; Senator Barau Jibril (Kano South) and four members of House of Representatives, which threw up Danzago as chairman.

Reacting, Danzago said: “The APC national headquarters is yet to recognise anybody, but will do so on the day they will give out certificates to genuine elected APC leaders.

“I did not contest the election alone; three other aspirants contested along with me, unlike their own where only Abbas contested and returned unopposed. No problem; when we reach the bridge, Allah will show us the way to cross it.”

MEANWHILE, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said there are possibilities that he would support a female presidential candidate in 2023, if he does not emerge the candidate of APC.

Bello stated this, yesterday, at the grand finale of the Nigerian Women Arise for Nigeria (NIWAFON) awareness campaign in Abuja where he was honoured with the distinguished ‘Hero of Women Inclusion’ award.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Folashade Ayoade, the governor encouraged women to come out and vie for any position of their choice in the 2023 election.

Though the governor had declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election, when asked if he could support a female candidate, the SSG said: “Why not? With the example he has shown in Kogi, he has shown that he is a strong supporter of women. The governor is all out to support any woman that wants to contest.”

President, National Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWE), Vera Ndanusa, noted that Nigerian women were behind the governor for his unflinching belief in their ability to resolve knotty issues and right the wrongs in the country.