Katsina State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, has resigned as the state’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources to join the 2023 gubernatorial race.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa-Kalla in Katsina.
According to the statement, the resignation is in line with the deputy governor preparation to declare his governorship interest in compliance with Section 84 (12) of the 2022 Electoral Act.
Musa-Kalla said: “Alhaji Yakubu thanked God and Gov. Aminu Masari for giving him the opportunity to contribute towards the restoration of agriculture in the state.
“He expressed happiness over the repositioning of the agricultural sector where farmers experienced a turnaround in agricultural production.” He said.
As the 2023 general election approaches, many political appointees with ambitions have been asked to resign. In Kano State, no fewer than 200 appointees have resigned their appointments. Among the appointees was the Kano deputy governor, Nasir Gawuna, who like Alhaji Mannir Yakubu is hoping to become a governor in 2023.