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Live Updates: 2023 Kano State Governorship Election


Indigenes of Kano State will join other Nigerians in 27 other states of the federation today, Saturday, March 18, 2023, as they head to the polls to choose who will be their Governor for the next four years.

In Kano, the race to succeed Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is expected to be a three-horse race.

Naija News reports that sixteen political parties will take part in the governorship election for Kano state however, the leading candidates are Yusuf Abba Kabir of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Gawuna Nasir Yusuf of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Wali Mohammed Sadiq of the Peoples Democratic Congress (PDP).

Some may say the race is between the APC and the PDP but judging by the outcome of the February 25 presidential election, the NNPP might just produce a surprise in the March 18 governorship polls.

In the presidential election, NNPP won Kano State massively with 997, 279 votes while its closest challenger, APC got 517, 341 votes.

Kindly keep refreshing this page for the latest updates concerning the governorship election in Kano State as Naija News will be on the ground to bring you verified news updates.

11:47 am: Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje And His Wife Hafsat Casting Their Votes At Ganduje Village In Dawakin Tofa LGA, Kano State

11:00 am: Kano NNPP Gubernatorial Candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf Votes

Kano NNPP Gubernatorial Candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf Votes (Photo)

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10:02am: Voting activities have started at the Kwankwaso Polling Unit of Madobi LGA.

9:55am: APC candidate, Nasir Gawuna votes

Nasir Gawuna, APC Guber Candidate in Kano, Votes

Nasir Gawuna, APC Guber Candidate in Kano, Votes

8:37: Empty Kano streets as residents head to polling units.

8:30 am: All set for election at Gandun Albasa secondary school, Kano municipal LGA, Kano state.

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7:20 am: Early arrival of election materials and distribution at Kwankwaso registration area, Madobi local government area of Kano. The distribution of materials to polling units is ongoing in the presence of party agents and security personnel.