2003 Kaduna State gubernatorial election

The 2003 Kaduna State gubernatorial election occurred on April 19, 2003.[1][2][3][4][5]Ahmed Makarfi of the PDP defeated five other candidates by polling 1,143,890 popular votes, ANPP‘s Suleiman Hunkuyi was closest contender with 668,446 votes.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

2003 gubernatorial election in Kaduna State, Nigeria

2003 Kaduna State gubernatorial election


 1999 April 19, 2003 2007 
 
Nominee Ahmed Makarfi Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi
Party PDP ANPP
Running mate Stephen Rijo Shekari
Popular vote 1,143,890 668,446

Governor before election

Ahmed Makarfi
PDP

Elected Governor

Ahmed Makarfi
PDP

Ahmed Makarfi defeated Samaila Yakawada and others at the PDPprimary election to get the party’s nomination.[20] He retained Stephen Rijo Shekari as his running mate.[21][22][23]

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The Governor of Kaduna State is elected using the plurality voting system.

A total of six candidates registered with the Independent National Electoral Commission to contest in the election. The PDP candidate won, defeating ANPP’s Alh. Suleiman Hunkuyi, and four other minor party candidates.[7][24][25][26][27][11][28]

The total number of registered voters in the state was 2,620,999. However, only about 77.02% (i.e. 2,018,689) of registered voters participated in the exercise.[6][7]

Candidate Party Votes %
Ahmed Makarfi People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 1,143,890 63.12
Suleiman Hunkuyi All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) 668,446 36.88
Joshua Madaki Alliance for Democracy (AD)
G. U. Basheer United Nigeria People’s Party (UNPP)
Wakili Dhem Kadima All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
Basheer Garba Umar NCP
Mataimaki Tom Maiyashi PRP
Total 1,812,336 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 2,620,999
Source: This Day,[11] Dawodu[6]

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