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Large turnout at APC Kano rally

Kano APC presidential rally drew a large crowd of supporters

Dressed in caps and t-shirts and carried banners and placards with images of the presidential candidate, his running mate, and other candidates.

People lined up on the streets as early as 10 a.m., presumably for Alhaji Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, who walked for hours from Kano’s government house to the rally’s venue, Kofar Mata Indoor Stadium.

Asiwaju Tinubu described the crowd as unprecedented and ‘pleasantly’ overwhelming.

He cited some of President Muhammadu Buhari’s accomplishments during his eight years in office, including the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, particularly in rice production, the Lagos-Ibadan highway, and the recently opened Second Niger Bridge.

He promised to rework the public finance system to open up new avenues for more revenue.

Tinubu pledged to consolidate the gains made in the agriculture sector, specifically in Kano.

“For this important Kano city, we shall work with the state government to make it a first-class economic megacity.” Tiga, Chalawa Gorge, Thomas, and Kusalla dams will also receive special attention.”

Earlier, Kano state governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje told the crowd that their support for Asiwáju Tinubu was not misplaced because “he has been tested and found worthy and can be trusted to deliver for the country.”

Others who spoke at the rally included APC National Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu, Vice Presidential Candidate Senator Kashim Shettima, Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum and Governor of Kebbi, Senator Atiku Bagudu, and Plateau State Governor, Mr Simon Lalong.

The governors of Kaduna, Jigawa, Yobe, Niger, Katsina, and Borno were also present, as was Senate President Lawan.

Reporting by Khadija Umar; Editing by Saadatu Albashir