Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano has appealed to residents of the state who he may have offended in any way during his tenure as their governor to forgive him.
Governor Ganduje made the appeal in a statement released by Muhammad Garba, the state’s commissioner for information and internal affairs.
According to the statement, Governor Ganduje whose two-term tenure of eight years will end on May 29, spoke in his Eid-el-Fitri message on Friday, April 21. The governor said he is not holding grudges against anyone, and that he has forgiven people “who at one time disparaged my person and my character for whatever reasons.”
“I’ve forgiven anyone who at one time disparaged my person and my character for whatever reasons, and on my part, I equally beg or seek for your forgiveness for all that I’ve done wrong to you. For those who we have wronged, forgive us, on my part, I’ve forgiven those who wronged me no matter the weight of the offence.”the statement quoted him as saying
Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) defeated Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who had the backing of Givernor Ganduje.