The Kano State chapter of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) is set to announce the replacement of its governorship candidate today (Wednesday).
The current state Chairman of the party, Sammani Shariff, had earlier emerged gubernatorial candidate of the party, but Daily Trust gathered that the party would replace him with another person.
It was gathered that eight people are jostling for the slot. They are a former Kano State Dep. Gov., Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, Mal. Salihu Sagir Takai, Gen. Sulaiman Wali (Rtd), Alh. Kabiru Muhammad Gwangwazo, Sheikh Ibrahim Khaleel, Alh. Aminu Baba Nabegu and Sen. Isa Yahaya Zarewa.
PRP which has its roots since the Second Republic is a household name in Kano and enjoys a lot of sympathy in neighboring Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa and other northern states.
A source within the party in Kano confided in Daily Trust on Tuesday that the party’s executives and top stakeholders were holding a critical meeting with a view to picking the new candidate.
It would be recalled that Prof. Hafiz Abubakar and Mal. Takai joined the PRP shortly after the PDP recognized Sen. Kwankwaso’s anointed candidate, Alh. Abba Kabir Yusuf, as its gubernatorial candidate.
Speaking to Daily Trust, Sen. Zarewa, one of the shakers and movers in the party, said they would announce the name of the person that would replace Shariff.
“You know the issue of primary election is over, but the party has the right to replace its candidate.
“I can tell you that PRP will soon announce its new gubernatorial candidate for Kano State,” he said.