The All Progressives Congress- APC Senatorial Candidate for the 2023 Elections is Abdussalam Abdulkarim Zaura.
Zaura emerged the winner after polling 758 votes, beating his only rival, Sen. Bashir Garba Lado, who polled 77.
The returning officer of the APC Kano Central Senatorial primary election, Sen. Tijjani Kaura, disclosed the result after the successful conduct of the election at the Sani Abacha indoor stadium, Kofar Mata, Kano metropolis. He said the total number of voters for the election (delegates) was 855. While 855 were accredited, 836 votes were cast, with 835 valid and 1 invalid vote, making the total valid votes 835.
Kaura said, “AA Zaura, having certified the requirements of law and scoring the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner.”
The election, which at the commencement had 3 aspirants, was reduced to 2 when Barrister Isma’il Ahmad withdrew his aspiration, narrowing the contest to the 2 contenders that participated in the election.
Zaura, who was born in the village of Zaura Babba of Ungoggo Local, was born in 1977, is contesting for senator for the first time after losing the gubernatorial election to governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in 2019.
A successful businessman and philanthropist whose PHYLANTROPIC acts have been compared to those of the state government, he will face incumbent senator Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano state and minister of education, who recently defected from the ruling APC to the NNPP.
PHYLANTROPIC acts were compared to state government will be facing the incumbent senator Ibrahim Shekarau, the former governor of Kano state and minister of education who have recently defected to NNPP from the ruling APC.