The Campaign Organisation of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, on Sunday gave reasons on why the governor could not take part in the gubernatorial debates organized by the BBC Hausa Service, held at the Bayero University Kano.
It said, this was due to the his tight campaign schedules, which coincides with the programme.
Chairman of the Publicity Committee of the campaign organisation and commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, who made the disclosure in a statement, explained that in the last couple of weeks, Governor Ganduje has contained all engagements outside Kano to focus on his door to door electorate’s campaign rally.
‘’After all, the statement explained, the importance of the debates, among others, is to intimates the electorate what His Excellency the governor has achieved in his first term in office and what are his future plans for the people of Kano state from 2019-2023, which he has been doing during the rally.’’
It said with election past approaching, the governor is making frantic efforts to see that he reach out to all the 44 local government areas in the scheduled campaign visits which he is taking full advantage of in order to meet and interact with the electorate directly.
“His Excellency the Governor would have love to be part of the debate but the schedule is to tight for him while mammoth crowd of supporters are patiently and anxiously waiting to interact with him at the campaign rallies”, the statement added.
The statement said as a sitting governor seeking re-election, his achievements in office speak volumes for themselves in terms of execution of policies and programmes meant toward the development of the state.
The commissioner asserted that with his administration’s cardinal objectives of consolidation and continuity, Governor Ganduje’s attention when re-elected will be focused on completion of ongoing development projects and initiation of new ones.
Malam Garba added that the other gubernatorial hopefuls, are frazzled with the undisputable achievements of the Ganduje Administration, have also availed themselves the opportunity provided by the platforms to tell the electorate what are their plan for the state.
The statement dismissed as immaterial attempt by some selfish individuals to give the matter a different meaning and assured that Governor Ganduje shall continue to hold this debate groups in high esteem.
Adamu Aminu, writes from Kano