The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has adopted Sha’aban Sharada (APC-Kano) as its Kano governorship candidate for the 2023 general elections.
Mr Sharada, representing the Kano municipal federal constituency in the House of Representatives, defected to ADP after losing at the APC governorship primary on May 27.
ADP organising secretary Tasiu Abdurrahman told journalists on Wednesday in Kano that his adoption followed the voluntary withdrawal of Nasiru Hassan-Koguna.
“According to the ADP constitution, in such a situation, the executive officials should constitute an electoral panel to fill in the vacuum, which I was the chairman,” said Mr Abdurrahman. “We invited the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to witness the formal affirmation of the new candidate on Aug. 12, which was the deadline by the commission for political parties to completely change their governorship candidates.”
He added that all the 19 members of the party’s executive committee unanimously affirmed Mr Sharada as the new governorship candidate.
According to him, the adoption of Mr Sharada has brightened the ADP’s chances of winning the 2023 governorship election.
The organising secretary called on the party faithful to remain united and work hard for the party’s victory in the 2023 poll.