3rd June, 2010
Kano State Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has disassociated himself and his family from calls by a certain group that one of his wives should contest a Senatorial seat in 2011.
Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Malam Sule Yaâ€™u Sule, the governor stated categorically that his wives are not politicians and have no desire to contest for any political position.
According to Malam Sule, â€œwe are in possession of posters urging one of the wives of His Excellency to contest for a senatorial seat.
â€œThis is baseless because the governorâ€™s wives are housewives and do not intend to take part in partisan politics.â€
He added that the posters were printed without the knowledge of either the governor or his wife.
The governorâ€™s media aide,Â however,Â declined to mention the name of the group sponsoring the posters. Sule,Â however, appealed to people who think they wish the governorâ€™s family well or want them to contest for any position to immediately desist from printing posters or related materials urging any of them to vie for a political seat.