Ganduje made this known during a stakeholders’ meeting of the ruling party, APC in the state, held at Africa House, Government House, Kano, on Tuesday.
He however assured that the decision was unanimously taken after exhaustive deliberations with all the stakeholders of the party. Adding that, all party procedures were followed before arriving at the position.
This was contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, and made available to pressmen in Kano.
The statement: “Explaining that “As governor produced deputy to become governor. This time around, my deputy, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna is our choice for the gubernatorial seat come 2023 general election.
Describing Gawuna, Ganduje said, “he is a complete gentleman who knows what is right and what is wrong. A person who is reliable and very loyal.”
For Garo, the governor asserted, “He is a real Commander, who is loyal and committed to our cause. This is a very fearless confidant. If you want to get a clear and clean political fight, you need somebody, who is energetic, loyal and fearless. This is Murtala Sule Garo for you.”
Meanwhile members of the National Assembly who attended the meeting endorsed governor Ganduje to vie for Senatorial District, Kano North, as announced by the Majority Leader of House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who presented the nomination form to the governor, alongside other members.
He commended those who contributed resources to purchase the nomination form for gubernatorial race and handed it over to him to give to whoever he wanted to emerge as gubernatorial candidate and running mate.
He also commended those who purchased the nomination form for his Senatorial contest.