Kano State Commissioner of Agriculture, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has signified his intention to contest for Senator representing Kano Central senatorial District which is presently occupied by Former Governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Kwankwaso and his successor and his former deputy has been engaging in battle of supremacy over the control of the All Progressives Party (APC) in the state.
The crisis escalated to a stage that the former Governor, Kwankwaso was banned from entering the state for security reason by the Police.
Gawuna who spoke at Gawuna Ward in Nasarawa Local Government Area said he is not intimidated in the race by any big wig occupying the seat, banking on his grass root support and political experience.
He said: “My decision to declare my intention at the ward level follows my conviction that any result-oriented politician must respect the party’s ward leadership if he determined to make a significant impact in politics.
“My people know who Gawuna is and the kind of politics I play. They also know that the fear of any contest is not part of my political life, which entails that we are going out fully to clinch the seat.”
Gawuna thanked Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for the confidence reposed in him and for allowing him steer the affairs of one of the biggest ministries.
“I am still a member of the Kano State Executive Council and I believe Governor Ganduje, knowing his political dispositions, would not interfere with the primaries when it comes to our contest.
“I know that he has full confidence in me and what I can do, just like what I did in the agric ministry.”