Jigawa Gubernatorial: NNPP, PDP, APC Fight To The Finish
The 2023 Jigawa governorship election is clearly among the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mustapha Lamido, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Malam Aminu Ibrahim Ringim and All Progressives Congress (APC), Umar Namadi.
The Labour Party has no influence in the upcoming election as the state chapter of the party was dissolved after the recent decamping of its gubernatorial candidate, Muhammad Tsoho Garba, along with other candidates and executives of the party into the fold of the ruling APC.
Below is a short introduction into the major candidates that will be fighting for the Jigawa gubernatorial seat
Umar Namadi of the APC: He is the deputy incumbent governor of Jigawa State.
Namadi is the founder of Namadi, Umar & Co Chartered Accountants firm based in Kano.
He was also engaged in research works, on Sources and Application of Funds, Auditing a Computerized Information System and Community Banking. He is also the pioneer Head of Dangote Group Management Accounts Department,
Aminu Ibrahim Ringim of the NNPP: He was a former Chief of Staff to ex-governors of the state, Ibrahim Saminu Turaki and Sule Lamido,
Ringim, along with thousands of his supporters had dumped the PDP for the NNPP.
He defected to the party along with former senators, House of Representatives members, commissioners and former local government chairmen.
In his acceptance speech, Ringim thanked the party’s delegates, stakeholders and other party members for the confidence and honour bestowed on him.
“I wish to formally accept the honour and trust you have bestowed on my humble self to fly the flag of our party as its gubernatorial candidate for Jigawa State in the forthcoming 2023 election.”
Mustapha Lamido of the PDP: He is the son of ex-governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.
Lamido defeated his challenger, Sale Shehu, a former junior Minister for Works by 829 to zero votes.