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Why Ganduje Sacked Media Aide After Criticizing Buhari, APC

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Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has relieved his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, of his appointment.

The commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who communicated the governor’s directive through a statement on Saturday, said the dismissal is based on Yakasai’s “continued unguarded comments and utterances which are deemed contrary to the stand of the All Progressive Congress (APC) government which he is serving.”

Garba said the sack is with immediate effect.

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The governor accused Yakasai of failing to “differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern and therefore cannot be allowed to continue to serve in a government he does not believe.”

“The governor also warned political appointees and public servants to guard against making statements capable of drawing superfluous controversy,” the statement added.

The governor also reaffirmed his commitment to the policies and programmes of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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