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NNPP Takes Back Lead In Kano With Over 3000 Votes

he former governorship candidate on the platform of People Democratic Party (PDP),in Kano state in the 2019 election , Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, a loyalist of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has emerged as the governorship candidate of the party for the oncoming 2023 General Elections. It will be recalled that Alhaji Yusuf,was a former governorship candidate on the platform of People Democratic Party (PDP),in Kano state in the 2019 election , The ,primaries which took place at the premises of the Sani Abacha Youth Centre in Kano was conducted under the party committee chaired by Sen Musa Bako Aujara from the national body of the party. Speaking with Journalists on Monday, at the venue of the event ,Senator Aujara disclosed that Abba Kabir Yusuf a.k.a Abba Gidagida is the only one contesting for the governorship candidacy under the NNPP in Kano and according to the elections guidelines of the party, he is going to be affirmed by the delegates on a yes or no basis. According to him there are 1,452 delegates, with three from each of the 484 wards that will affirm his candidacy. He said that"Going by the party guidelines, you can affirm a candidate through the use of ballot and there is only one contestant in this exercise in person of Abba Yusuf. Meanwhile there are a total 1,452 delegates to vote in this exercise as there are three delegates from each of the 484 wards in Kano" he stated. According to him, "I am chairing the committee organizing this exercise along with four other members that include Dr Sani Ado, Bashir Yusuf, Abubakar Sulaiman and one other member.

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has regained its position at the top in the ongoing governorship election in Kano State.

Naija News reports that the opposition party, which was in early lead when collation began on Sunday, lost marginally to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as of the time the exercise was suspended for an hour break.

After the resumption of collation, Abba Kabir Yusuf of the NNPP was the leading gubernatorial candidate ahead of the APC with 3,037 votes.


While Yusuf polled 345,735, Gawuna trailed with 342,698 votes.

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