How Senator Kwankwaso Made “Red Cap” Popular in Kano
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How Senator Kwankwaso Made “Red Cap” Popular in Kano

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by Tunde Ogunmola

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has carved a place for himself in the Northern political landscape by establishing a group called Kwankwasiyya. Members of this group, habitually wear red hats with a white attire, and this, according to sources, is Senator Kwankwaso’s symbol in Kano which easily differentiates his group from every other groups in the north.

The red cap was made popular by Kwankwaso during his second tenure as governor of Kano State and has come to be accepted as a sign of loyalty and acceptance of the political ideologies espoused by the former governor. Kwankwaso came second in the APC 2015 Presidential Primaries which was won by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Like President Buhari, Kwankwaso also has a cult following in the North, just like Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu does in Lagos. Kwankwasiyya is not just a political group, but it is a movement which seeks to promote the political ideology of Kwankwaso.

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