Rufai Hanga
Rufai Hanga

NNPP affirms Rufai Hanga as Shekarau’s replacement

NEWS DIGEST – The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has affirmed Rufai Hanga as the Kano Central senatorial candidate of the party for the 2023 election.

Mr Hanga, who once represented the same senatorial district between 2003 and 2007, was affirmed at Sani Abacha Youth Center in Kano by hundreds of party officials from the 15 local government areas that made up the senatorial district.

The affirmation event, headed by the Kano Central chairman of the NNPP, Abdullahi Zubair, was conducted to fill the vacuum left by former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau.

Mr Shekarau left the NNPP for PDP, following some unresolved disputes regarding allocation of candidacy in the party.

It is however unclear whether INEC would accept Mr Hanga replacement as the replacement deadline set by the electoral commission had elapsed.

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