- The PDP has accused the ruling APC party of hiring a crowd from Niger Republic for its presidential rally in Kano state
- The opposition party said President Muhammadu Buhari must have gotten the shock of his life when he realized what his party had done
- According to the PDP, the world now knows how the president garnered his votes in Kano in 2015 and on what strength his party has been boasting of five million votes in the 2019 elections
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of hiring a crowd from Niger Republic for its presidential rally which took place in Kano state on Thursday, January 31.
The opposition party made the accusation in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday night, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the PDP said President Muhammadu Buhari must have gotten the shock of his life when he realized that his party had to rent a crowd from the neighboring country to populate the rally after the planners could not mobilize enough supporters from the ancient city to attend the event.
It said: “Nigerians watched in amusement as two state governors and a traditional ruler from Niger Republic, who were contracted to hire and ferry in the aliens, struggled for space with APC leaders at the rally.
“They saw how the crowd, with strange and conflicting colours, could not connect to calls and speeches by APC leaders, but remained uncoordinated and had to be instructed and prodded to respond at the rally.
“The world now knows how President Buhari garnered his votes in Kano in 2015 and on what strength his party has been boasting of five million votes in the 2019 elections.”
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the governors of Zinder and Maradi in Niger Republic were among the dignitaries that attended the mega rally of President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano.
This was revealed in a tweet by Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the media aide of Governor Abdulahi Ganduje of Kano on Thursday.
Buhari, who is seeking a second term in office, won 1,903,999 votes in Kano state in 2015.
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