Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has reportedly withdrawn his senatorial ambition ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Daily Nigerian reports that the Kano state governor, according to Daily Nigerian, withdrew from the race following his reconciliation with Barau Jibrin, the senator representing Kano North senatorial district.
Telescope.ng gathers that Jibrin has been in talks recently with some leaders of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for possible defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to their party.
The APC senator was said to identify with the party’s faction led by former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau against the Ganduje-led faction.
It was learned that Ganduje who had earlier purchased the APC nomination form for the Senate withdrew from the race on Monday, May 16, for Jibrin in order to stave off the imminent defection plans of the senator.
The online medium stated that the Secretary of the APC in the state, Zakari Sarina, confirmed the development, saying “it is true, the report is true.”
Vanguard also stated that there were series of meetings between Ganduje and Senator Jibrin with other top APC members in Abuja where the agreement was said to have been reached for the governor to let go his ambition for peace to reign in the party.
The newspaper added that following the defections tsunami in the Kano APC, Governor Ganduje agreed that some bigwigs in the party, including Barau Jibrin, should be allowed to have their ways back to Senate to save the party.