The Kano State House of Assembly on Thursday approved the nomination of Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, the Ganduje-led factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a commissioner.
Abbas resigned as the state Chairman of the APC earlier on Thursday.
Abbas name was forwarded to the House of Assembly by the state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The letter was read on the floor of the House by the speaker Abdullahi Yusuf Ata.
Following the motion moved by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Alhaji Hamisu Chidari urging the lawmakers to consider the nominee given his numerous contributions to the development of the state as the APC chairman, they unanimously approved his appointment.
He was the Commissioner for Environment during the administration of Engineer Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
Abbas promised to work together with every member of the state executive council to ensure the development of the state.
“Any ministry l am taken to, l will put all my efforts to ensure that the party remain united for the betterment of the state and also use my experience in all aspects,” he said.
Abba’s stepping down might be as a result of the recent political squabble between the ex-chairman and the deputy governor, Professor Hafiz Abubakar.
The change of events came up 48 hours after the state Deputy Governor, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, said he would not join ticket with the incumbent governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje come 2019.
In a leaked audio circulated on social media, the deputy governor informed his supporters that he wishes to return to Bayero University, Kano at the end of their tenure in 2019.
The apparently frustrated deputy governor complained that: “when we were campaigning for election, my picture was juxtaposed with the governor, president and our leader, Engr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
“But today at my birthplace, my picture was replaced with somebody else’s picture. What have I done to my birthplace? I do not deserve this. I was a university lecturer at Bayero University, where I hope to return in 2019 at the expiration of my tenure.
Speaking further, Abubakar urged his supporters: “Pray for me to return to the university by May 2019, and this is what I’m fervently asking from Allah.” On Ganduje’s second term bid, Hafiz declared: “Those who want to continue should go on, but my prayer is to go back to Bayero University.”
The Deputy Governor further said “I will not be part of a system whereby the leadership of my party, APC, would be formed at my Mandawari ward, my birthplace, and my blood brother was picked without anyone consulting with me,” he concluded.