By Niyi Tabiti: The Deputy Governor of Kano State, Hafiz Abubakar has resigned his position. He is a smart man after all. Hafiz resigned to avoid impeachment. Gistmaster gathered that impeachment proceedings would have commenced against him on Monday if he had not resigned.
Hafiz Abubakar is a political associate of former governor , Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. In a letter he wrote to the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, read, “Your Excellency, I would have desired to remain up to the end of our tenure in order to fulfill the aspirations and expectations of the good people of Kano state as expressed in their mandate given to our joint ticket in 2015, but with the current and persistent irreconcilable differences on matters relating to governance and government operations, personal opinions, and the concept of, and respect for, democratic ideals and values, it would be unfair to my conscience, to the good people of Kano State and to you as the head of the government to continue to remain in my position as the deputy governor of Kano state
“Your Excellency would recall several instances I had to draw your attention to the need to understand and appreciate these differences in order to avoid drifting into the kind of unnecessary crisis we are facing today, but to no avail.”
He added that rather than heed his counsel, the governor’s reaction “was, and still is, surprisingly, to persecute and mete all sorts of injustices against me”.
Last week, Abubakar had raised the alarm over an alleged threat to his life.