From Edwin Olofu, Kano
Kano state All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship candidate Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday picked Professor Hafiz Abubakar as his running mate in the forthcoming 2015 election.
The state governor, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso made the disclosure after a marathon meeting that involved the elders and all stakeholders of the party at the state Government House.
Abubakar who is the current Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics of Bayero University, Kano emerged after weeks of political permutations.
Our correspondent gathered that at the meeting elders of the party gave Ganduje who is the incumbent deputy governor of the state and Kwankwaso the mandate to pick the running mate.
Majority at the meeting handed Ganduje the power to nominate his deputy because he is going to work with the person and should be giving free hand to do so.
Both Ganduje and Kwankwaso settled for Abubakar after the duo met briefly.
Our correspondent report that before Thursday decision front runners for the deputy governor slot include the governor’s in law Commissioner for Works and Housing Alhaji Abba Yusuf and the state APC chairman Alhaji Haruna Umar Doguwa among others.