Umar Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, asked those he may have offended in any way while he was their leader to forgive him.
Muhammad Garba, the state commissioner for information and home affairs, released a statement that included his appeal.
According to the statement, Governor Ganduje, whose two 8-year terms will end on May 29, spoke in his Eid-ul-Fitri message on Friday, April 21.
The governor said he blames no one and has forgiven those who “at any time have discredited my person and my character for any reason.”
“I’ve forgiven anyone who at one time disparaged my person and my character for whatever reasons, and on my part, I equally beg or seek for your forgiveness for all that I’ve done wrong to you. For those who we have wronged, forgive us, on my part, I’ve forgiven those who wronged me no matter the weight of the offence.” the statement quoted him as saying.
Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who was supported by Governor Ganduje was defeated by Abba Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the Kano state’s governorship election.