Campaigns are in full gear, in preparation for the 2019 General elections. Shockingly, presidential candidate for PDP, Atiku Abubakar may have infiltrated Kano, a political strong hold of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kano, the heartbeat of Northern politics, literally became a Mecca of some sorts for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, February 10, 2019.
The mega rally has been described as an unbelievable gathering, following the massive turn out of people at the political rally.
The Sanni Abacha National Stadium, the campaign venue of the rally, was filled to capacity, as many who could not access the national stadium loitered on the adjourning roads and buildings around the stadium to have a glimpse of the event and to also see the rave of the moment, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Before now, Kano was the stronghold of President Muhammadu Buhari in his two attempts before he eventually won in 2015.
The crowd pulling mega rally is believed to have been accelerated by the defection of the former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso, from the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Senator Kwankwanso, who is seen as a game changer, coupled with his 51 percent structure of Kano politics was instrumental to Buhari’s victory in the 2015 presidential election.
With yesterday’s Kano rally, it appears Buhari has lost the grip of Kano supporters in spite of Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s promises to deliver 5.4million votes to the president on Saturday. This is apparently unachievable, going by the turn of events on Sunday.
Top PDP leaders at the rally included PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus; Senator Kabir Kwankwanso; Prof.Hafiz Abubakar, and PDP Kano State governorship candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf, among many others.
Atiku continues his presidential campaign today, Monday, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital before the Lagos rally scheduled to hold on Tuesday. The former Vice President will climax his presidential campaign rally in Abuja later this week before the election on Saturday.