In his resignation letter dated August 5, 2018, the Kano State Deputy Governor disclosed that he had desired to remain in office until the end of their tenure, but decided to resign due to irreconcilable differences with the governor.
Hafiz Abubakar, who on July 30, petitioned the police and State Security Service, SSS, over threat to his life and plans by the state government to stage rally against him, wrote in his resignation letter;
“I regret to write and notify you of my decision to resign my position as deputy governor of Kano State with effect from Saturday 4th August, 2018.
“Your Excellency, I would have desired to remain up to the end of our tenure in order to fulfill the aspirations and expectations of the good people of Kano State as expressed in their mandate given to our joint ticket in 2015, but with the current and persistent irreconcilable differences on matters relating to governance and government operations, personal opinions, and the concept of, and respect for, democratic ideals and values, it would be unfair to my conscience, to the good people of Kano State and to you as the head of the government to continue to remain in my position as the Deputy Governor of Kano State.
“Your Excellency would recall several instances I had to draw your attention to the need to understand and appreciate these differences in order to avoid drifting into the kind of unnecessary crisis we are facing today, but to no avail” he added.
It was also gathered that Hafiz Abubakar is an ally of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the former governor of the state who recently dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) and returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
His sudden resignation may not be unconnected to the planned commencement of impeachment process against him on Monday, by 31 members of the state house of assembly.