APC governor Masari sacks top aides hours after Atiku’s victory in Katsina

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has approved the immediate termination of the appointments of a commissioner, two permanent secretaries and the chairman of the State’s Pilgrims Welfare Board.

This development is coming hours after the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (APC), Atiku Abubakar, defeated the presidential candidate of Masari’s All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Atiku polled 489,045 votes to beat his closest contender, Tinubu who scored 482,283.

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The NNPP Presidential Candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso came third with 69,385 votes followed by Peter Obi of the Labour Party with 6,376 votes.

In a statement issued on Monday by the Secretary to the Katsina State Government (SSG), Muntari Lawal, said that the affected officials include: Tasi’u Dahiru-Dandagoro, the Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport.

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Others are the permanent secretary, Sustainable Development Goals, Fatima Ahmed, permanent secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Aminu Waziri.

Masari also relieved the State’s Pilgrims Welfare Board chairman, Yusuf Barmo, of his appointment.

The SSG said the termination of their appointments was part of a move to make some strategic realignments and adjustments in the government.

“All the affected political and public office holders are directed to hand over all government properties in their possession to their respective permanent secretaries or the most senior directors as the case may be,” Lawal said.

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