Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Kano Deputy Governor, Nasiru Gawuna has resigned from his appointment as the state commissioner for agriculture and natural resources.
Mr Gawuna, in a statement by his aide, Hassan Fagge, on Monday, said his resignation was to enable him further his political career.
He said: “My decision to resign as commissioner for agriculture and natural resources is to further my political career.
“I will continue to give contributions towards the development of the state as your loyal deputy in the mandate given to us by the Kano people.”
The deputy governor, however, did not disclose any elective position he would be running for in 2023.
Similarly, the Kano commissioner for health, Aminu Tsanyawa also resigned his position seeking to contest for the HoR to represent Kunchi/Tsanyawa constituency at the National assembly.
In the same vein, Ali Makoda, chief of staff to the governor, Kabiru Lakwaya, the commissioner for youth and sports, and Muhammad Maikasuwa, special adviser to the governor on youth enlightenment, tendered their resignations to contest various positions.
Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, in a statement on Sunday by his media aide, had directed all political appointees seeking elective positions in the 2023 general elections to resign on or before April 18.
Ganduje’s directive is in compliance with section 84 (12) of the amended Electoral Act, which requires political appointees seeking elective positions to resign before participating in party primaries.