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Karaye appointed as APC Kano acting chair

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Mustapha Usman
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The National Body of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has swiftly appointed the Publicity Secretary of Kano State chapter of the party, Bashir Karaye, as its acting chairman in the state.

The position of the chairmanship was left vacant following the sudden resignation of the Ganduje-backed chairman, Abdullahi Abbas, on Thursday.

However, a letter, signed by the National Secretary of APC, Mai Mala Buni, and sent to Mr Karaye, an Engineer, confirmed the appointment.

The letter also said the party hopes that the appointment would accelerate the process of restoring normalcy in the executive hierarchy of the party.

Mr Abbas was alleged to have orchestrated the crises that rocked the party in the state, which prompted the deputy governor, Hafizu Abubakar to threaten to pull out from the re-election bid of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje come 2019

The deputy governor felt sidelined in the party structure formation in his local government and ward.

It could be recalled, Kano State House of Assembly on Thursday screened and confirmed Mr Abbas, as commissioner.

Mr Abbas was recently embroiled in crisis with the deputy governor, Hafiz Abubakar, over the dissolution of party executives at Mandawari ward and Gwale local government.

The screening followed a letter presented to the assembly by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, seeking their approval to appoint Mr Abbas as a commissioner in the state.

After the introduction of the nominee by the Speaker, Abdullahi Ata, who presided over the plenary session, his deputy, Hamisu Chidari, urged the lawmakers to allow him to take a bow and go.

According to Mr Chidari, the need for Mr Abbas to take a bow and go, was due to his previous contributions to development of the state.

The nominee was the immediate acting chairman of the ruling APC in the state and a Commissioner of Environment during the former governor of the state, Rabi’u Kwankwaso.

Mr Abbas after his screening and confirmation, pledged to work together with every member of the party in the state executive council to ensure the development of Kano 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.

During the plenary session, the Speaker presented two letters from the state government and signed by the Commissioner of Local Government, Murtala Garo with the estimate of over N175 billion as the 2018 proposed budget for the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.

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