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Kano PDP gets new state executives

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Nasiru Yusuf

Kano state branch of People Democratic Party PDP has on Monday elected new executives to run the affairs of the party for the next four years.

The new state executives were inaugurated by Aminu Abdullahi Dala shortly after emerging unopposed via voice voting.

Shehu Wada Sagagi was elected as new state chairman, Dankaka Hussaini Bebeji (Deputy Chairman), Jamilu Abubakar Dambatta (Secretary), Idris Zarewa (Treasurer), Halima Uba Jalli (Women Leader), Hafizu Sharif Gambo (Youth Leader), Sunusi Sirajo Kwankwaso (Organising Secretary), Bashir Aminu Sanata (PRO) Dahiru Maitama Abdullahi (Financial Secretary) and Auwalu Nagero (Auditor).

 

 

 

 

 

Others are Hamisu Sa’ad Dogonnama (Vice Chairman, Kano Central), Hashim Sulaiman Dungurawa (Vice Chairman, Kano North), Mutari Muhammad Dankadai (Vice Chairman, Kano South), Rabi’u Isa Kofar Mata (Disable leader), I. I Maigida (Legal Adviser), Abubakar Sulaiman Rogo (Assistant Secretary, Kano South) and Binta Musa Bintoto (PRO II).

The remaining state executives are Amina Garba (Assistant Legal Adviser), Faruk Gwadabe (Ex – officio), Ali Ibrahim (Assistant organising secretary, Kano South), Isma’il Sabo Abba (Assistant organising secretary, Kano Central), Jamilu Garba Garo (Assistant organising secretary, Kano North), Atine Abdullahi (Assistant auditor), Aina’u Muhammad Bichi (Assistant Women Leader) and Mariya Sani (Zonal women leader, Kano South).

In his address, the former governor of Kano state Rabi’u Kwankwaso thanked the national chairman of the PDP Uche Secondus and the outgoing state caretaker committee for their tireless effort of conducting party election from ward to state level.

He appealed to those who indicated interest to be part of the new executives but could not get endorsement to exercise patience as there are more opportunities ahead.

Mr Kwankwaso advised PDP members to embrace consultation at ward, local government and state level to mobilise other people to join the party.

In his acceptance speech the newly elected Kano state chairman Mr Sagagi said the party election marked the beginning of 2023 electioneering in Kano state.

“God willing our leader sitting right here (Rabi’u Kwankwaso) is the next president and Abba Kabir Yusuf is the next governor of Kano state. The lack of party leadership has allowed Kano state government free ride. I thanked you all,” Mr Sagagi said.

The PDP has earlier inaugurated the new executives of the 44 local government areas at the residence of Mr Kwankwaso on Saturday.

The Federal High Court in Kano has last week dismissed the petition filed by some PDP members loyal to former minister of foreign affairs Aminu Wali challenging the ward and local government party congresses organized by caretaker committee.

This judgment has endorsed the legitimacy of the caretaker committee loyal to Mr Kwankwaso that rounded off the state election on Monday.

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AIG orders investigation of Policeman seen voting in Kano APC Congress

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Aminu Abdullahi

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone Abubakar Sadiq Bello has ordered the investigation of unprofessional conduct of a policeman caught on camera voting during state congress of All progressive Congress (APC) in Kano.

KANO FOCUS reportsthat in view of the unprofessional conduct of the policeman, the AIG has referred the matter to the Zonal X-Squad for investigation.

A statement issued on Monday by Zonal Police Public Relations Officer Abubakar Zayyanu identified the police officer as Bashir Mohammed attached to the government house, Kano, from where he was deployed to work with the state Chairman of APC Abdullahi Abbas as a security aide.

Mr Zayyanu noted that if the inspector is found to have committed an offence by this action, the appropriate disciplinary measure will be taken against him.

He further assured the general public that further development on the matter will be communicated.

The statement reads in part.

“The attention of the Inspector-General of Police Zone one Headquarters, Kano has been drawn to a trending picture on social media, of an inspector of police casting vote at the recently conducted Kano State congress of the APC along with his principal, the state party chairman, Abdullahi Abbas.

“The inspector of police has been identified as Bashir Mohammed of the Special Protection Unit, Base One, Kano. The inspector is attached to the government house, Kano from where he was deployed to work with the said Abdullahi Abbas as a security aide.

“In view of this seemingly unprofessional conduct of the inspector, the AIG has referred the matter to the Zonal X-Squad for investigation.

“If the inspector is found to have committed a disciplinary offence by this action, the appropriate disciplinary measure will be taken against him.

“Finally,  we want assure members of the public that further development on the matter will be communicated please.”

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EFCC Grills Rabiu Kwankwaso

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Nasiru Yusuf

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday grilled former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies.

KANO FOCUS reports that Kwankwaso, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, was first invited by the EFCC in September but failed to honour the invitation as reported by Channels TV.

An associate of the politician informed Channels Television that Kwankwanso may have been invited in relation to a petition by some retired employees of the Kano State Government.

The retired employees had told the EFCC that the former governor mismanaged pension remittances to the tune of N10 billion between 2011 and 2015, to fund a housing project for his cronies.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren did not comment on the interrogation of the former governor when contacted on Saturday.

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Crisis rocks Kano APC as Ganduje, Shekarau hold parallel Congress

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Aminu Abdullahi

Crisis rocked Kano chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC), as Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and faction loyal to former governor of Kano and serving Senator Ibrahim Shekarau held parallel state congress.

KANO FOCUS reports that while Ganduje group held their congress at Sani Abacha stadium, faction loyal to Shekarau had their own at Janguza town, Tofa local government area.

Ganduje’s led group endorsed Abdullahi Abbas as state chairman of APC for a second term in a consensus arrangement, while the faction loyal to Shekarau announced Ahmadu Haruna Zago as newly elected chairman of APC in Kano state.

Reports shows that the security have earlier disrupted Shekarau’s camp congress at Sani Abacha youth centre and sealed the premises before they moved to Janguza where they held the election.

Below are some pictures of the parallel Congress.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje while voting at Sani Abacha stadium

 

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje with APC chieftains

 

Delegates at Sani Abacha stadium

Ballot box

Factional chairman of Kano APC Ahmadu Haruna Zago

Ahmadu Haruna Zago and Abdilkadir Jobe

APC factional congress at Janguza

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