2023: ‘Abba Gida-Gida’ emerges NNPP governorship candidate in Kano as party approves list of flagbearers
The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has adopted Abba Kabir Yusuf, popularly called ‘Abba gida-gida’ as its consensus candidate for the 2023 governorship election in Kano State.
Multiple sources in the party confirmed that ‘Abba gida-gida’ and Aminu Abdussalam, his running mate in the 2019 election, will fly the NNPP banner in the election.
They became a household name with the popular political song; ‘Abba gida-gida’ when they contested and lost the 2019 election to Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje after the initial election was declared inconclusive.
According to Daily Nigerian, the senatorial ticket for Kano Central has been given to former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, who officially joined the party earlier in the day.
Others considered for senatorial tickets are former Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Abdullahi Baffa for Kano North and former presidential adviser on National Assembly matters, Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila will contest for the Kano South senatorial district.
All the candidates emerged through consensus arrangements agreed to by all the aspirants.
Below is the list of the candidates for the House of Representatives and House of Assembly.