The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has chosen Abba Kabir Yusuf and Aminu Abdussalam as its consensus governorship candidate and deputy respectively for Kano gubernatorial election in 2023.
Former Kano State Governor and Senator representing Kano Central, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, was also selected to contest his current seat on the platform of the NNPP.
A former executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, and erstwhile Special Adviser to President Buhari on National Assembly, Abdurrahman Sumaila, have emerged as senatorial candidates for Kano South and North respectively.
It would be recalled that in 2019, Messrs Yusuf and Abdulsalam contested for governorship seat on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but lost to incumbent governor, Abdullahi Ganduje in a controversial manner.
All the candidates emerged through consensus arrangements agreed to by all the aspirants and endorsed by the national leader of the party, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.