Kano State Governor-elect, Abba Kabir Yusuf has said his wives and children will not be involved in the governance of the state.
Yusuf, who won on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), said this after receiving his certificate of return on Wednesday in Kano.
The governor-elect said he would not allow his family members to have any influence on governance during his administration because they would not be taking the oath of office with him.
“My wives will not be part of the governance. My children will not be part of the governance. And I can tell you for sure that this is the same for my deputy governor,” he said.
Yusuf who said his election is a “no victor, no vanquished”, told the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasir Yusuf Gawuna and other contestants in the March 18 election to join his administration in restoring the good fortunes of Kano state.
“We heard Gawuna telling the media before the results was announced that if he does not emerge winner, he will accept the decision as the will of God. So we are calling on him to come out now and address the people to confirm this as the will of God,” he said.
He also advised them to emulate the leader of the NNPP, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who he said despite being an incumbent in 2003 and was defeated, did not hesitate to congratulate the declared winner and prepare a smooth transition.
He acknowledged the roles of security agencies during the election and called on “some security agencies” that he said frustrated them and took sides with the ruling party to desist from partisanship going forward and stay true to their responsibilities, which is to serve the Nigerian people regardless of party, religion and ethnicity.