Sen Babba Kaita among 10 Senators eyeing governorship in 2023 – Report
A special report published by Daily Trust has listed Senator representing Katsina North, Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita alongside nine (9) other Senators nursing ambition to contest for gubernatorial position in the upcoming 2023 General elections.
According to the report, Senator Kaita was at the House of Representatives before crossing over to the Senate in the last assembly after the demise of Senator Mustapha Bukar.
Kaita, who represents Katsina North Senatorial District, where President Muhammadu Buhari hails from, has not formally declared for the governorship race but his constituents on the social media have commenced campaign for him via a Facebook account, “ Senator Ahmed Kaita for Katsina Governor 2023.”
A check on the account showed that thousands of followers have joined the team.
With his numerous empowerment programs and facilitation of employment for his constituents, analysts are of the view that if he throws his hat in the ring, Kaita will go far.
Asked in a recent interview about his 2023 ambition, Kaita said “before my ambition, I am concerned about the happenings in Katsina today and post Masari’s administration. I am not bothered about my ambition; my ambition will come later. We are watching the political dynamics and calculation.”
Other Senators listed in the report are Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta State), Barau Jibrin (Kano State), Uba Sani (Kaduna), Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra), Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (Ekiti), Ishaku Elisha Abbo (Adamawa), Smart Adeyemi (Kogi), Teslim Folarin (Oyo) and Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti).