Deputy Governor of Kano State, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar has vowed not to support Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for a second term in office, come 2019.
In a leaked audio which is causing trouble in the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the deputy governor who was a lecturer at the Bayero University in Kano before he was picked to serve as deputy governor, said he was tired of the shenanigans of his principal and longed to return to the classroom in 2019.
Prof Abubakar reported said in the leaked audio which had gone viral: “When they were campaigning for election, my picture was juxtaposed with the governor (Ganduje), president (Muhammadu Buhari) and our leader Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
“But today at my birthplace, my picture was replaced with somebody else’s picture. What have I done to my birthplace? I do not deserve this even as a university lecturer at Bayero University, where I hope to return in 2019 at the expiration of my tenure.
“Pray for me to return to the university by May 2019, and this is what I’m fervently asking from Allah. Those who want to continue should go on, but my prayer is to go back to Bayero University.
“I will not be part of a system whereby the leadership of my party, APC, would be formed at my Mandawari ward, my birthplace, and my blood brother was removed without anyone consulting with me.
“I did not bring myself here. I was engrossed in my academic activities when I was picked as the deputy governorship candidate. God that chose me is not sleeping. Whether I am in the university, God knows the best. I pray to him to choose the best for me”.
Reacting to the leaked audio, Governor Ganduje expressed “shock” over the turn of events, Daily Trust reports.