Kano guber poll: Dantata denies endorsing APC candidate
Business tycoon and elder statesman, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, has denied reports saying he has endorsed Nasiru Gawuna, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Kano state.
It was reported in some section of the media that the octagenarian had thrown his weight behind Gawuna.
Also, it was rumored that the alleged endorsement of the APC candidate is premised on the bad blood between the elder statesman and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the leader of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), the main opposition party in the state.
But Dantata, through a Facebook post by his Private Secretary, Mustapha Junaid, stated that he is not partisan.
Junaid stated that Dantata has never endorsed any political party or candidate and that he is committed to remaining politically neutral as he has always maintained a non-partisan stance when it comes to elections.
“I am informing everyone that Aminu Dantata has not directed anyone to vote for Gawuna, and he has not endorsed anyone else, because he is a father to all. Therefore, those spreading this fake news should desist forthwith and as a matter of immediacy, take down all the posts made in relation to this,” the post made in Hausa language translates.