👤 By Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
President Muhammadu Buhari finally took his campaign to Kano today.
According to a DENISAURUS News reporter presently in the state, the 76-year-old President who is seeking a second term in office, arrived at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport this morning.
The President visited the palace of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Emir of Kano, before departing for the Sani Abacha Stadium, where tens of thousands of people where already gathered to catch a glimpse of his convoy and hear him speak.
In a #DENISAURUSNews video, chants of “Sai Buhari” rented the street as the President’s entourage, which includedGovernor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who has had allegation of collecting five million dollars as kick back from a contractor, drove past.
Kano, a city once seen as a safe seat for the President also played host to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, last week.
Hundreds of thousands of supporters trooped to the campaign rally to hear Abubakar Atiku speak.
Alhaji Atiku on his visit to the state promised to bring them development if elected as the number one citizen of the country.
Nigerians are expected to go to the polls on the 16th of next month to decided whether to keep President Buhari in office or select a new Commander in Chief.
Among the list of candidate is a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku, who has so far gotten the support of most of the generals including former head of state, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Chief Obasanjo, who Alhaji Atiku deputised for between 1999 – 2007, a former supporter of President Buhari argues that the opposition has more to offer Nigerians.
In a recent interview, Chief Obasanjo, who also served Nigeria as a military head of state said “Atiku was two times better than Buhari.”
The former Nigerian Vice President has also gained support from the international community thanks to Chief Obasanjo’s endorsement.