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2023: El-Rufai’s Deputy Becomes APC Candidate’s Running Mate

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Hadiza Balarabe, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State

The APC governorship candidate in Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani has picked Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s deputy, Hadiza Balarabe, as his running mate for the 2023 gubernatorial election.

Senator Sani announced his choice on Monday after consultations across the state.

He praised Dr. Balarabe for contributing immensely to Governor El-Rufai’s achievements in infrastructure and human capital development.

“Dr. Balarabe has demonstrated hard work, punctuality, dedication, and team spirit in the discharge of her responsibility as deputy governor which has endeared her to the critical stakeholders in the state.

“I wish to therefore call on the good people of Kaduna State to support the choice of Dr. Hadiza Balarabe as my running mate.

“I also enjoin them coming out en-masse to vote for our ticket during the forthcoming 2023 general elections,” Senator Sani said.

Dr. Balarabe became Governor El-Rufai’s running mate in the runup to the 2019 governorship election and became the Deputy Governor when they won the vote.


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