President Muhammadu Buhari was in Kano State today for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally where he was welcomed by thousands of enthusiastic supporters.
Among the dignitaries that turned out to welcome the president were the governors of Zinder and Maradi in Niger Republic.
The Special Assistant on Media to the Kano State Governor, Salihu Tanko Yakassai, disclosed this in a tweet.
H.E @GovUmarGanduje with his deputy H.E Dr Nasiru Gawuna, His former Dep H.E Prof Hafiz Abubakar, Minister of Interior Abdurrahman Dambazau & that of Water Resources Kazaure, Governors of Zinder and Maradi from Niger Republic, & others getting ready to receive @MBuhari #PMBinKano pic.twitter.com/FwqRRJyZlD
— Peacock (@dawisu) January 31, 2019
While Zinder is the second largest city in Niger with a population of 170,574, Maradi is the country’s third largest city with a population of 148,017.
Recall that President Buhari won 1,903,999 votes in Kano in the 2015 presidential election.