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Ganduje Picks Nomination Form for Senate

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Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano State, has obtained the senatorial form of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The 73-year-old politician will be vying to represent Kano north senatorial district at the red chamber.

The seat is presently occupied by Barau Jibrin.

On May 8, Ganduje had endorsed Nasiru Gawuna, his deputy, to become the next governor of the state, while Murtala Garo, former commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, was reportedly selected to be Gawuna’s running mate in the 2023 governorship election.

Ganduje was deputy to Rabiu Kwankwaso from 1999 to 2003 and 2011 to 2015.

He later succeeded his principal in 2015 and he is to complete his two terms as governor on May 29, 2023.

According to his Wiki profile, Ganduje was born in 1949 to a Fulani family in the village of Ganduje, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State. He began his early education in a Qur’anic and Islamiyya school at his village, where he was trained in Islamic knowledge. Later, he moved to the headquarters of his local government where he attended Dawakin Tofa Primary School from 1956 to 1963. Ganduje attended the prestigious Government College, Birnin Kudu from 1964 to 1968.

Ganduje attended Advanced Teachers’ College, Kano between 1969 and 1972. He then attended Ahmadu Bello University, located in Zaria, Kaduna State, where he graduated with a Bachelor in Science Education in 1975. In 1979 he obtained master’s degree in applied educational psychology from Bayero University Kano. Later, Ganduje returned to Ahmadu Bello University from 1984 to 1985 for a Master of Public Administration degree. He received his doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Ibadan in 1993.

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