Abba Kabir-Yusuf: Meet NNPP Guber Candidate Likely to Take Over APC State, and Why

Abba Kabir-Yusuf: Meet NNPP Guber Candidate Likely to Take Over APC State, and Why

  • Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the NNPP candidate in the 2023 governorship election in Kano, has been declared the winner of the Saturday, March 18 poll
  • Political pundits earlier tipped Kabir-Yusuf of the NNPP to win ahead of the ruling APC candidate based on the result of the presidential election in the state
  • Kabir-Yusuf was once a commissioner in the state and contested against the incumbent governor in 2019 but was defeated

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) candidate in the March 18 governorship election in Kano, has been declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the NNPP candidate who defeated APC in Kano. Photo Credit: Abba Kabir-Yusuf
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Why Abba Kabir-Yusuf won Kano election

Kabir-Yusuf is the son-in-law of the NNPP national chairman and presidential candidate in the just concluded presidential elections, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Kano state, tagged the centre of commerce, has been under the control of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for almost eight years, and it has experienced significant political changes, which was witnessed in the presidential election, with Kwankwaso sweeping nearly one million votes while the APC came a distant second.

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Kabir-Yusuf contested against the incumbent governor Abdullahi Ganduje during the 2015 governorship election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but was defeated in the poll that was said to be tainted with irregularities.

Other Facts You Need to Know about NNPP guber candidate in Kano

The governorship hopeful was born on January 5, 1963, in the Gaya town of the Gwale local government area of Kano state.

He had his primary education at Sumaila Primary School and then moved to Government Secondary School in Gumel local government area, now in Jigawa.

Kabir-Yusuf had his higher national diploma in civil engineering from Kaduna polytechnic before obtaining a post-graduate diploma in Management and a master's degree in Business Administration from Bayero University, Kano.

He was a one-term Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport commissioner in Kano state.

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APC governorship candidate gets endorsement from NNPP faction earlier reported that Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, the governorship candidate of the APC in Kano state, has gotten a powerful endorsement ahead of Saturday, March 18, election.

Some factional members of the NNPP in the state endorsed Gawuna over the NNPP governorship candidate.

Recall that the NNPP won the state during the February 25 presidential and national assembly elections in the state.


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