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Kano Governorship: PDP Candidate Tells Supporters What To Do Ahead And During Supplementary Election


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.

Abba Yusuf Expresses Optimism On Kano Governorship Re-run

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf,  has urged his supporters to remain calm and hopeful ahead of the planned rerun governorship election in the state.

Yusuf in a statement by Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, his spokesperson on Tuesday, the PDP candidate assured his supporters of victory in the scheduled supplementary elections.

Naija News recalls the March 9 Kano State governorship election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the number of cancelled votes was higher than the margin between Yusuf and Abdullahi Ganduje, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress who is also the incumbent governor of the state.

As declared by INEC, Yusuf had 1,014,474 votes, while Ganduje polled 987,819 votes. A total of 49,761 votes were rejected.

The statement said: “We call on all supporters to remain calm. We are known to be peace lovers and so we shall remain, as we are very sure of victory during the rerun.

“Our supporters should not forget that PDP is already leading in the last count of the election and interestingly, the bye-election would take place in the strongest areas of our party.”

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He further called on the voters in the affected areas to come out and vote massively for PDP and rescue Kano from “corrupt leaders and agents of distractions”.

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