Top 10 interesting facts about Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna Kano APC Guber Candidate

On Saturday, March 11, Nigerians would head to the poll to vote for their preferred governorship candidates.

Ahead of the big day, some top governorship candidates are giving the opposition parties a run for their money.

Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, 2023 election, Kano state governorship election
Quick facts about Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Kano APC guber candidate for the 2023 election.
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Facts about Gawuna that might interest Nigerians ahead of the poll

The fate of the candidates would be determined by the electorates who have been convinced of the works of the politicians in various offices of service to their people in their respective states.

Without further ado, dives into the interesting details of the Kano state governorship candidate, Abdullahi Ganduje’s preferred successor.

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Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, 2023 election, Kano state governorship election
Gawuna was a two-time local government chairman.
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1. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna is a Nigerian health personnel, businessman, and politician

2. In May 2022, he became the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress for the 2023 general election.

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3. Gawuna was a two-time local government chairman, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) chairman, and a trusted local government commissioner.

4. He assumed office as the deputy governor of Kano state on September 19, 2018. Dr Nasir Yusuf Gawuna became the deputy Governor after the resignation of the former deputy Professor Hafiz Abubakar in 2018.

5. Gawuna was the former Kano state commissioner for agriculture

6. He was first appointed as a commissioner by the former Governor of Kano state, Engineer Rabiu Kwankwaso.

7. Gawuna is the Kano state task force chairman on COVID-19.

8. He was chairman of Nasarrawa local government area for eight years under the defunct All Nigeria’s Peoples Party (ANPP), while Ibrahim Shekarau was the governor of Kano state. Interestingly, he has worked with three state governors.

9. He is currently the deputy governor of Kano state, serving under Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

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10. The top northern politician dumped the ANPP, a party he was part of from 1999 through 2014, and joined ruling the APC in the same year, 2014.


Dr Gawuna became the deputy governor after the former deputy, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, resigned in 2018.

Gawuna was the commissioner of the Ministry of Agriculture before he became the Deputy Governor. He was also the commissioner during Governor Kwankwaso’s administration and the Chairman of Nassarawa Local Government during Malam Ibrahim Shekarau’s administration.

Interestingly, he is in the race, the 2023 contest to be precise, to succeed the current Kano state Governor, Ganduje.

INEC Chairman, Commissioners in Closed-Door Meeting as Sources Say Governorship Elections May Be Postponed

Barring further extensions, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections to March 18, 2023.

A top INEC official in Rivers State, who spoke anonymously, confirmed the development on Wednesday evening.

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The electoral umpire, the source added, would release an official statement about the postponement.

Jubilation as court gives final verdict on APC governorship candidate’s case

In another development, the Federal High Court in Jalingo affirmed that the name of Emmanuel Bwacha, the APC gubernatorial candidate for Taraba, is on the portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and cleared him to contest the Saturday, March 11 governorship election.

The session, presided over by Justice Bala Usman on Tuesday, March 7, resolved that the name of Emmanuel Bwacha be published in the INEC portal if it was deleted as the governorship candidate in the March 11 elections.

Meanwhile, Bwacha filed a suit at the Federal High Court Jalingo division requesting INEC to clear the controversy about whether his name was on the INEC portal.


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