Although Ganduje fired me, I can’t stab him in the back – Yakasai

Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a former media aide to Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who was twice sacked by his boss, said he would never stab the governor even if they belonged to parties different.

Daily Trust reports that Yakasai was twice fired by Ganduje for his critical commentary on the federal government’s handling of security situations in the country.

But responding to a question about why he never spoke ill of the governor despite the acrimonious end of their working relationship, Yakasai said he enjoyed a father-son relationship with Ganduje over six years of work together.

He added that the governor did not fire him because he was critical of the state government but because of his remarks against the federal government, insinuating that his dismissal was intended to appease the higher authorities.

Yakasai, who is now fighting to succeed Ganduje as governor on the platform of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), revealed this on Wednesday during the 2023 dialogue series organized by the Correspondents’ Chapel. Reporters Union of Nigeria Kano State.

“I can’t stab my boss just because of political differences. I don’t believe in that kind of politics. We had six good years and he had to let me go because of the unfavorable statements I made not against his government but against the federal government,” he said.

Yakasai, who is popularly known as Dawisu on the microblogging site, Twitter, also denied insinuations that the governor was the one who sponsored him to participate in the PRP ticket to make it easier for the party candidate. of the governor, the All Progressives. Congress (APC), to emerge victorious.

Speaking on his plan if elected governor in 2023, the PRP candidate said his program would be structured on “Vision 2033”, which is to make Kano the center of business excellence in East Africa. West.

He said the ten-year plan would focus on seven areas: economic growth, innovative infrastructure, education, health, environment, public sector reform, and peace and security.

He added that bringing governance back to the people at the grassroots would be at the forefront of delivering the plan.

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