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2023: How Kwankwaso's recent move may help PDP to defeat APC in Kano

As the 2023 general elections draws closer, influential politicians across the country are trying to win many states for their political parties.  

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The leader of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Kano, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has been working to win Kano State for PDP in 2023 general elections after his anointed candidate, Abba Yusuf failed to defeat Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of APC in 2019 governorship election in the state.

On the other hand, the incumbent Governor of the State, Abdullahi Ganduje, is also trying to win Kano State for APC in 2023 elections.

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However, the recent move Kwankwaso made might help PDP to win Kano state in 2023 governorship poll. 

According to a report by Daily Trust, the immediate past Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has moved to reunite with the former Governor of the State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau who is representing Kano Central Senatorial District. 

Kwankwaso declared that he is ready to work with Shekarau and criticized Governor Ganduje over his fight with Senator Shekarau. 

Kwankwaso took the smart move few hours after Shekarau lost out in the fight to control the structure of the All Progressives Congress in Kano. 

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Recall that the appeal panel set by the national body of APC was in Kano on Saturday and declared that the APC national secretariat only recognize the congress conducted by the faction loyal to Governor Ganduje which produced Abdullahi Abbas as the state chairman of the party. 

Shekarau, a two-term Governor of Kano State and current senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is an influential political figure in Kano State. His influence and efforts contributed greatly to the victory recorded by APC in the 2019 presidential and governorship elections in Kano. 

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Remmenber that Kwankwaso's anointed candidate, Abba Yusuf, lost the 2019 governorship election to Ganduje with a slim margin of 8,982 votes. 

The reunion of Kwankwaso and Ganduje would make it easy for the main opposition party to win the 2023 governorship election in Kano because the two politicians have strong influence in Kano politics. 

With the political structure of Shekarau and kwakwasiyya movement led by Kwankwaso, it would be easy for PDP to defeat APC in Kano in 2023. 

                             

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