Low turnout as Tinubu opens campaign offices in Kano



By Ismail Auwal

Low turnout marked the opening of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, campaign offices in Kano State.

The presidential candidate who was expecting a thunderous greeting from residents of Kano, Jigawa, and Zamfara States on Saturday was only greeted by a sparse crowd at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in the state.

SAHELIAN TIMES gathered that the rejection of the party’s presidential candidate by Kano residents was a mark of their displeasure with Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s leadership.

The Tinubu convoy was seen passing along some of the state’s main routes without the customary cheers of welcome from Kano residents to visiting politicians.

The Tinubu campaign group was afterwards spotted using pictures of crowd to show how Kano people welcomed the ruling party’s candidate; however, checks by SAHELIAN TIMES show that the images were taken in Lagos during one of his visits.

The APC presidential candidate was received by the Governors of Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara States, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar and Alhaji Mohammed Bello Matawalle. 

Tinubu paid a courtesy call to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and as well as held an audience with the Emirs of Gaya, Rano, Bichi and Karaye.

The APC flag bearer also holds an interactive session with members of the Tijjaniyya sect, Kadriyya Movement, Izala, CAN leadership, and APC support groups in the state, among other functions.

The presidential candidate has also donated N100 million to flood victims in Kano during a dinner organised in his honour by the Kano business community council.

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