2023: Former Governor, 2 Kano Big Wigs, Win NNPP Senatorial Tickets

2023: Former Governor, 2 Kano Big Wigs, Win NNPP Senatorial Tickets

  • Former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has won the Kano central senatorial ticket of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)
  • Senator Sherarau defected to the NNPP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) after failing to secure a return ticket from the ruling party
  • Abdullahi Baffa and Kawu Sumaila also won the party's Kano North and Kano South senatorial tickets respectively

Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has won the Kano Central Senatorial District ticket of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

Shekarau, a former governor of Kano and serving senator, defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to NNPP after failing to secure the party’s ticket for a second term in the Senate.

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Ibrahim Shekarau giving a speech Source: Ibrahim Shekarau
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The former governor will be contesting to return to the 10th senate in 2023 under the NNPP, a new political party led by Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

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Daily Trust reports that Senator Shekarau won the party’s ticket unopposed at the primary in Gezawa, headquarters of Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State on Monday, June 6.

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Baffa, Sumaila win NNPP senatorial tickets

Two other prominent politicians in Kano who won two other senatorial tickets of the NNPP are Abdullahi Baffa and Kawu Sumaila, who will be contesting Kano North and Kano South.

Game Over, Trouble Begins For APC As Ex-governor Shekarau Joins Kwankwaso In NNPP

Legit.ng reports that Ibrahim Shekarau, a former Kano state governor, has said goodbye to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Shekarau is now officially a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), a stronghold of Rabiu Kwankwaso who has been at loggerheads with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The news of Shekarau's defection was made public on Tuesday, May 17, by AbdulMumin Jibrin, a former campaign director-general of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Support Organisation.

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Governor Ganduje storms Senator Shekarau’s residence

Meanwhile, Ganduje had visited the senator representing Kano central senatorial district, Ibrahim Shekarau.

The former governor (Shekarau) was said to have concluded plans to announce his decamping to the NNPP on Saturday, May 14, as the crisis within the APC reaches a tipping point.

The northern politicians had a closed-door meeting at Shekarau’s Kano home late Friday, May 13.

Source: Legit.ng

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