Legit.ng is reporting that the endorsed deputy governorship candidate of Kano State, Murtala Sule Garo, is reportedly mulling defection from the All progressives Congress (APC)
Sule Garo is the immediate past commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs in the state. He was endorsed by the current governor of Kano State, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and paired with current deputy governor, Nasir Gawuna (as governor) to fly the flag of the party in the 2023 gubernatorial election.
However, following a peace parley between Ganduje and Senator Barau Jibrin, a political arch-enemy of Garo from Kano North senatorial zone, Sule Garo was said to have felt slighted, Daily Trust reports.
Ganduje agreed to step down for Barau for Kano North senatorial ticket after the Senator abandoned his gubernatorial ambition.
Sources tell Legit.ng that Garo felt Barau, aside being his political enemy, played major roles as one of the leaders of the factional G-7 that has been trying to wrest the control of the party away from their camp and should not have been welcomed back to the fold after the Supreme Court judgment firmly placed the party in the hands of the governor.
The governor and Barau visited Garo at his residence in the midnight of Wednesday to settle the grievances and make him rescind his plan to dump the ticket and the party.
But sources close to the former commissioner said even after the meeting, Garo remained unsure with the arrangement and refused to give a definite answer as to the request.
A source who pleaded anonymity was quoted by Legit.ng as saying:
“He is planning to meet with his associates and make concrete decision, but he is still very sad about the development (Barau back in the fold) but he has not defected or abandoned the ticket.”