Kabiru Gaya 16 Year Reign At Senate Ends As NNPP Candidate Wins Kano South


The candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) for Kano south senatorial district, Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila, has defeated the incumbent senator, Kabiru Gaya of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Sumaila, a former legislative aide for President Buhari and former House of Rep member, defeated Gaya, who has been in the red chamber for 16 years.

According to the final results announced Monday morning by INEC returning officer, Professor Ibrahim Barde, Sumaila polled 319,857 votes to defeat Gaya who polled 192,518 and Galadanci Murtal Bashir of the PDP who polled 14,880 while the candidate of the LP, Umar Darki finished a distant fourth with 2,875 votes.

Gaya served as governor of Kano state in 1992 and was elected into the red chamber in 2007.

Sumaila on his part represented Takai/Sumaila Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives from 2003-2015 before he was appointed as President Buhari’s legislative aide in 2015.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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