Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has identified some qualities possessed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.
Ganduje identified loyalty, experience, education and acceptability as the factors that stand Gawuna out.
He said no other candidate in the state had the credentials of the APC governorship hopeful.
Justifying the choice of Gawuna as his successor at a fundraising dinner organised by friends and associates of the Kano APC governorship candidate in Abuja on Sunday night, Ganduje said the candidate was the man to beat.
He said: “Many contestants showed their interest in the post of governorship in Kano state but we needed to apply dialogue and consultations. I’m sure some of them are here.
“Some wanted to win through discussion, some were given alternatives, some have been begged to step down and most of them did.
“Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna was a two-time chairman of local government, ALGON chairman and he was a trusted commissioner of local government and I, myself, was a commissioner of local government.
“One cardinal point we used is the continuity of projects because it is very important in governance; continuity in programmes, construction and articulation, so that after building a solid foundation you need continuity to make a real legacy.
“We have all the development issues that we have documented and without continuity, things will be bastardised and you will find out that you are not going far. We believe in the issue of continuity.
“I could remember when I was a deputy governor and I became a governor after the Kwankwaso administration. We planned all the projects he executed together and we did the implementation together.
“So, by the time he left, I did not need anybody to tell me anything about any project because I knew straight where to start.