Page 36 has learnt that the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, is lobbying to become the 2023 Presidential running mate to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu.
The 71-year old Governor Ganduje let the cat out of the bag recently, on what may be his likely move, after his second term as Governor of Kano State, saying that he is not ready to retire on the expiration of his second tenure.
He was responding to questions during an interactive session with Journalists, in Kano.
Specifically, Governor Ganduje said: “You want me to tell you whether I will retire as well. Well, I am not tired. Whether I will resign or not, time will tell. But you should know that I have been in politics since 1978. So, even if I resign or retire, I think my ears are on what is happening.”
Governor Ganduje, according to pundits and others around the political scene in Kano State, has the Senate as one of his options. His two predecessors in the Kano State Government House, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the estranged political godfather of Governor Ganduje, and Ibrahim Shekarau, crossed over to the Senate, on the expiration of their tenures.
Governor Ganduje, who was the Deputy Governor for 8 years under Kwankwaso, and will complete his second term of 8 years as Governor, in 2023, will have an easy ride, if he decides to vie for the Kano North Senatorial seat.
Absurd as it may look, pundits have said that the Governor may pair up with the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who is being touted as one of the top shots in the ruling party, eyeing the 2023 Presidency.
Tinubu, a former Lagos State Governor, celebrated his birthday in Kano, recently. His posters for the 2023 Presidency were sighted on the streets of Kano, on Saturday.
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