Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has emerged winner of the 2023 Kano Central Senatorial District election under the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP.
The former governor was in the NNPP and won the party’s senatorial ticket before he announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, few months to the general elections.
But the Independent National Electoral Commission eventually recognised him as the legitimate NNPP candidate, despite the party replacing him with another candidate, Rufa’i Sani Hanga.
Shekarau’s victory was announced by the returning officer of the senatorial district, Professor Tijjani Darma.
According to INEC, Shekarau polled 456,787 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress candidate, Alhaji Abdulkarim Zaura, who polled 168,677 votes.