Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Nuhu Gadado Wednesday tendered his resignation letter, some of his aides told state news agency, NAN.
THEWILL recalls that the Governor and Deputy Governor were elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC in 2015.
Mr. Yakubu Adamu, his Special Assistant on Communication Matters said Gadado’s letter was sent to the Governor, through the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, on Wednesday.
Another aide, Mr Sufiyanu Gidado also confirmed the development.
His resignation is shocking because Nigerian public officials rarely resign.
In his letter, the deputy governor said he had earlier reiterated his commitment to serve for a single term.
“Ordinarily, I should have remained up to the end of the tenure, but, with the current dampened spirit and waning zeal as it relates to my official engagements, my continued stay will not be fair and truthful to you as my brother and leader.
“In this regard, I feel sure that, Your Excellency will readily recollect the most recent one – on – one discussion we had, precisely, on Thursday, April 19th, 2018, in your office, where, among other issues, I expressed to you, my contemplation to ‘step aside’, if need be, in order to free my conscience. “ I regret to say that it has become necessary to yield to that inner calling, and may this development be in accordance with the blessed will and guidance of Allah (SWT), Ameen,” said the deputy governor in his letter.