By Abdulmumin Murtala
Kano—Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has described his deputy, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, as too insignificant for government to orchestrate his removal from office as he (Abubakar) alleged.
The state government faulted what it described as unguarded utterances by the Deputy Governor over an unfounded allegation of threat to his life and that of members of his family.
A statement by Commi-ssioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, said: “Though the government holds the office of the Deputy Governor in high esteem, it however sees him as too insignificant for government to commit state resources to orchestrate his removal from office, talk more of attempt on his life.”
The statement it also added that “to prove that the allegations made by the Deputy Governor were false, he was at Tuesday’s State Executive Council meeting and came with fewer security aides.
“At the meeting, when the governor had to excuse himself to embark on a trip, he directed the Deputy Governor to preside over as usual, and that all the resolutions reached at the meeting are binding, something that would not have been accorded him by his political godfather.”