Ganduje withdraws from senatorial race in Kano

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Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has withdrawn from the race for the Kano North senatorial seat to appease his opponents in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Abdullahi Gandue’s withdrawal paves way for the renomination of the incumbent senator for the district, Barau Jibrin, one of the principal challengers of Abdullahi Ganduje for the leadership of the APC in the state.

The APC scribe in the state, Zakari Sarina, who confirmed the development, said there has been substantial understanding across the board in the party.

APC in Kano State has recently faced an exodus of key leaders into other political platforms.

The governor has now succumbed to pressure to allow some of his rivals to retain their offices, such as Barau Jibrin.

It was reported that the two and other high ranking APC members had been meeting in Abuja where the governor threw in the towel on his intention, in the interest of peace in the party.