Governor Umar Ganduje and ex-Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso will again on Saturday do a rematch of the 2019 governorship election as they both seek to install their lackey as governor of Kano State. Governor Ganduje is backing his deputy, Nasir Gawuna, while Kwankwaso has once again nominated his son-in-law, Abba Yusuf. This election looks like a rematch of the 2019 race between Ganduje and Yusuf.
In 2019, at the first round, Yusuf, who contested under the PDP, polled 1,014,474 votes to Ganduje’s 987,819 votes, leaving a difference of 26,655 votes. However, after the supplementary election, Ganduje won by scoring 45,876 votes to Mr Yusuf’s 10,239.
In this election, Kwankwaso and his followers used the presidential and National Assembly elections to tell the entire country that Kano State belongs to them, as the NNPP cleared two senatorial seats, 17 House of Reps seats and won the presidential election in the state by landslide.