Ganduje submits nomination form, commits to direct primaries

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano late Wednesday evening in Abuja submitted his expression of interest and nomination forms for re-election to the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
He was accompanied by Sen.
Barau Jibrin, the former Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, serving members of the National Assembly and other aspirants who also submitted their forms, respectively.
Governor Ganduje was accompanied to APC Secretariat by the Kano state chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas.
He said although the submission of his form would have been low-keyed, he decided to invite aspirants to accompany him “in a big way to show that Kano is different, Kano is solid and we are together; Kano is the most populous state in the nation, the stronghold of our President so we must come in a big way.” The governor, who highlighted the progressive nature of Kano politics, said several aspirants had indicated interest to vie for numerous positions on the platform of the party to demonstrate the fact that democracy was at work.
The governor also disclosed that APC stakeholders in the state had opted for direct primaries for the emergence of candidates to fly the party’s flag in the 2019 general elections.
“Direct primaries will provide level playing ground and ensure participatory democracy in the party,” he said, and gave the assurance that the people of Kano were “solidly behind” him and President Muhammadu Buhari.
He expressed appreciation to various associations in the state who contributed money and bought the nomination form for him.
Receiving the forms, Oshiomhole thanked the governor for “providing worthy leadership in the party” and appreciated the people of Kano for their support to the party and for President Buhari.

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