Mr Abdullahi Abbas been declared the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano State with 14 others emerging new state leaders of the party.
Their emergence came after the Kano APC delegates conducted a consensus Congress into 15 vacant positions of the party on Saturday at the Indoor Hall of the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Channels Television gathered that the new party executives were sworn in by the Attorney-General of the state shortly after the results were declared.
The party’s national congress committee chairman, Prince Orizu, said: “Abdullahi Abbas scored 2,813 to emerge the chairman after some 2,800 delegates cast their votes in accordance with the APC Congress’ Guidelines.”
The development was witnessed by the State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, as well as some party leaders including Senator Kabiru Gaya from Kano North and Senator Barau Jibrin from Kano South senatorial districts.
Governor Ganduje who signed the swearing note alongside the newly elected chairman shortly after the leaders were sworn in noted that the election was meant for 15 vacant positions that needed to be filled.
He said: “This is not a general party congress but an election to replace key positions that were vacant for sometimes now and we give glory to God for giving us the opportunity to conduct it peacefully without any problem.”
“I assure you (party faithful) that APC will continue to remain united in Kano because we are committed to blocking any leakage that may likely create a problem for us.”
The chairman of the screening committee Mr Nadu Yahaya also hinted that the committee screened 15 candidates into the vacant positions unopposed.
“Based on the mandate given to us by our great party, the APC, we have screened a total number of 15 candidates who were elected to ensure the success of our party in Kano.”
Although delegates from the 44 local government areas of the state were at the congress, former governor of the state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso