Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Rabiu Kwankwaso, a serving Senator and Political Heavyweight from Kano State, stated that it is over for President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
This followed the massive reception that Atiku Abubakar, the party’s Presidential Candidate, received in Kano State, on Sunday, known as a stronghold of the APC.
Recall, that Buhari secured 1.9 million votes, his highest, in Kano, in the 2015 Presidential election, when Rabiu Kwankwaso was the Governor and a memeber of the APC.
However, Kwankwaso, who led Atiku’s team into the ancient city, on Sunday, declared that it is all over for the APC. He said that the mammoth crowd had sent a message to Aso Rock, that the PDP has taken over Kano.
“Today, Kano people and particularly, the youths, have shown that Kano is for PDP and Kwankwasiyya”, he said.
Atiku who got into Kano at 11am, did not get the opportunity to address the crowd, until 6pm, as a journey which should ordinarily take minutes, lasted for several hours.
In his speech, Atiku thanked the people for their support, promising to transform the country, if elected, next week, as the country’s President.
He appealed to the crowd, to vote for all PDP Candidates in the elections.
“Are you going to vote for PDP? If you vote for PDP from top to bottom, and bottom to top, PDP government will revitalize businesses, and the moribund industries in Kano. We will also boost agriculture”, he said.
“I will ensure that among my priorities, would be the revitalisation of agriculture, industries, and commercial activities, so as to boost the economy, which has been killed by the APC government.”
Atiku disclosed further, that Kano is the commercial nerve of the North, but has been experiencing backwardness under the APC government.