Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has dropped his senatorial bid after reaching some agreements with Senator Barau Jibrin, to forestall the latter from leaving the APC.
The governor who had earlier obtained the Kano Central Senatorial District form, has now agreed to withdraw his ambition for Senator Jibrin who obtained the APC governorship form.
Chronicle NG reports that Ganduje and a former governor of Kano, Ibrahim Shekarau have been tussling for the leadership of the All Progressives Congress in Kano, which culminated in both men going to court.
After victory at the High Court, Shekarau lost out at the Appeal Court and Supreme Court.
Shekarau in the last few days hinted that he was going to dump the APC for New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), a party led by yet another former Kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The former Kano governors were reportedly summoned to the Aso Villa for a peace meeting last week.
After a series of meetings between Ganduje, Senator Jibrin and other top APC members in Abuja, certain consensus were reached including Ganduje foregoing his senatorial ambition.
Senator Barau Jibrin was also reported to have insisted that he was not leaving APC although his gubernatorial ambition was blocked by the governor’s inner caucus.
However, after having a series of defections out of the party and also the fact that many actors had left the party, Ganduje agreed that some bigwigs in the party, Barau Jibrin inclusive, should be allowed to have their ways back to Senate.
Confirming the agreement between Governor Ganduje and Barau Jibrin, the party’s state secretary, Zakari Sarina said, “yes there is tangible understanding between the duo and soon everybody will know this position”.