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Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

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Date of Birth:
1956-10-21
Place of Birth:
Kano State

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was born on October 21, 1956 to a Sunni Fulani Family of the Genawa Fulani Clan.

He attended Kwankwaso Primary School, Gwarzo Boarding Senior Primary School, Wudil Craft School and Kano Technical College before proceeding to Kaduna Polytechnic where he did both his National Diploma, and Higher National Diploma.

He also attended postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom from 1982 to 1983 at the Middlesex Polytechnic, and Loughborough University of Technology where he received a master's degree in water engineering in 1985. He also bagged his PhD in water engineering at Sharda University India, in 2022.

Kwankwaso in 1992, made his entry into politics on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) where he was a member of the People's Front faction.

He was later elected as a member of the House of Representatives representing Madobi Federal Constituency and his subsequent election as deputy speaker in the House brought him to the limelight of national politics.

In August 2013, Kwankwaso was amongst seven serving governors who formed the G-7 faction within the Peoples Democratic Party. In November 2013, Kwankwaso, alongside five members of the G-7, defected to the new opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

On February 22, 2022, Kwankwaso set up the National Movement as a political movement against the staying power of the two major political parties, the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party.

He co-opted the New Nigeria Peoples Party as the political wing of the movement and became the national leader of the party on March 30, 2022 and he is currently the presidential candidate for the forthcoming elections which will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

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