Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State has requested for the resignation of political appointees and other public servants aspiring for elective positions in the 2023 general elections.
Mr Ganduje’s media aide, Abba Anwar, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, while stating that the decision was in line with the provision of the Electoral Act 2022 and resignation must be done before Monday, April 18.
“Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, directed all political appointees running for elective offices in the forthcoming 2023 general elections to resign from their respective positions,” the statement partly read.
Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, stipulates that political appointees aspiring to contest elections must resign their positions before the conduct of political party primaries.
“No political appointees at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the Convention or Congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election,” the section stated.
Other governors who have issued similar directive to political appointees in their state includes; governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, and the governor of Niger State, Bello Abubakar.