Kwankwaso, Ganduje take Kano political battle to Edo
The distance between Kano and Edo states is 672 kilometres.
But the two political heavyweights in the most-populous North West state have come down South to test their might yet again.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso are in Edo to support their party’s candidates in the September 19 gubernatorial election.
In his second term bid in 2019, Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) narrowly fended off stiff opposition from Abba Kabir Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate backed by Kwankwaso and his ubiquitous Kwankwasiyya followers. Yusuf is also Kwankwaso’s son-in-law.
Ganduje is the Chairman of the APC National Campaign Council for the Edo guber poll.
The Kano governor stormed the Arewa community in Eyaen, in the outskirts of Benin City and urged residents to come out and vote en masse for APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
He added that a vote for APC would be a vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and the support for him to continue to reposition Nigeria for greater heights.
On the other hand, Kwankwaso assured PDP candidate, Godwin Obaseki and his running mate, Philip Shaibu of the Arewa community’s support for their second-term bid.
He hailed Obaseki for his people-oriented projects and programmes across the state, urging Edo voters to reelect the governor who has shown competency in delivering the dividends of democracy in the first term.
Kwankwaso made the call after a meeting with Shaibu and leaders and members of the Arewa Community in the state.