By: Habila Darofai
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai of has fixed March 31 for appointees in the state seeking to contest for elective offices in the forthcoming 2023 elections to resign their appointment.
In a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Balarabe Lawal, made available to newsmen in Kaduna.
He stated that this directive is in accordance with the Electoral Act 2022 recently accented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He stressed that the act specifically provided for the aspiring political appointees and public servants interested to contest for elective positions to resign 30 days before the primary elections of the post they are contesting, noting the need to remind all the interested aspirants in the state.
“To this end, in compliance with the provision, all political appointees, and other public servants serving in the state government aspiring for political offices should submit their resignation letters to the SSG on or before 31st, March 2022. This is your information and strict compliance please,” he said.
It was gathered that On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the serving senator representing Kaduna central, Uba Sani, who was also a special adviser on political matters to el-Rufai, declared his interest during a visit to the All Progressive Congress (APC) secretariat in Kaduna state.
Similarly, The Commissioner for Budget and Planning in Kaduna state, Muhammad Sani Abdullahi (Dattijo), has also declared his intention to succeed his boss and mentor, El-Rufai in 2023 election.