Mammoth crowd at Sani Abacha Stadium as Buhari takes campaign to Kano State
Ahead of the presidential elections in February 14, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign continued their ‘Change’ journey, landing in the ancient city of Kano. The delegation was led by the Muhammadu Buhari, continuing his tour of his northern political stronghold that began this week, along with his selected vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo
Other prominent members of the party also in attendance included the party’s national leader, Bola Tinubu; Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Director General for the campaign; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal amongst others.
The rally, which held at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, saw the largest crowd yet gathered in support of any candidate.
The streets were lined with supporters who came to catch a glimpse of the presidential hopeful, Buhari.
Presenting the party’s aspirant to the enthusiastic supporters on the ground, Tambuwal said, “I want to tell you that God is with us, for He has given us Buhari who will end corruption in Nigeria…. If you come out and vote for us, by God’s grace, we will achieve all we have set to do.”
Buhari, nearly overwhelmed by the mammoth gathering, slowly made his way to the stage and addressed the supporters in Hausa, reaffirming his commitment to restoring security, power supply, education and infrastructure. He also spoke on the vital importance of collecting permanent voter cards and ensuring they defended their votes. “Ensure you stay behind and defend your votes,” he said to an uplifted audience who chanted in return, “Sai Buhari! Baba oyoyo!”
From there the team proceeded to Jigawa State.