The Kano State All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the National Assembly has passed a vote of confidence on Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for his “exemplary leadership and performance in office.’’
The endorsement came in a statement signed by the 16 APC lawmakers, comprising two senators and 14 House of Representatives members, from the state.
Members of the caucus, led by Sen. Kabiru Gaya (Kano) and Malam Alhassan Ado Doguwa, read the statement to newsmen in Abuja yesterday.
Kano State has a total of 24 House of Representatives members and three senators at the National Assembly.
The lawmakers also reaffirmed their pledge to deliver five million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
They said the governor has shocked many with his “outstanding achievements in various sectors ranging from infrastructure to human capital development.
“We make bold to say that the leadership style of Ganduje has brought unprecedented socio-economic development to Kano State such as never before.
“His footprints are boldly and clearly evident in roads, education, health, rural development and human capital development.
“Little wonder the unprecedented crowd that attended the recent Kano Mega Rally where thousands of `decampees’ were welcomed into the APC by the performing governor.
“The magnitude of the crowd was a fitting testimony to the sterling performance of the governor in office,” they said.
The lawmakers stated that the opposition in the state was not happy over Ganduje’s `outstanding’ performance and the popularity it had brought him.
They alleged that opposition politicians are busy plotting to “discredit and tarnish the image of the highly rated governor apparently to slow him down.’’
Some videos surfaced on the internet allegedly showing the governor receiving bribes in dollars from contractors in October, an allegation he denies.