- Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi Sugar said Atiku Abubakar is committed to PDP’s victory in the forthcoming governorship re-run election
- Sugar who is Atiku’s associate dismissed reports that Atiku wasn’t committed to Abba’s candidature
- The Kano politician also said Abba, the PDP governorship candidate in the state, will transform Kano as governor
Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi Sugar, an associate of Atiku Abubakar, said the presidential candidate of the PDP is fully committed to the victory of the party’s governorship candidate in Kano, Abba Kabiru Yusuf.
Daily Trust reports that Sugar stated this while reacting to reports that Atiku wasn’t committed to Abba’s candidature.
“It is a lie concocted to portray Atiku in bad light; he has never involved himself in anti-party in his political career spanning decades,” Sugar said.
“Atiku, our incoming president is totally in support of Abba’s candidature because Kano is his second home after Adamawa state. We are very happy that Kano people are politically-savvy persons, hence they voted against the APC government in the state,” he said.
Commenting on the Kano PDP governorship candidate, Sugar said Abba will transform Kano as governor.
He said: “Under Abba, Kano will regain its glory as the commercial nerve of the north. Businesses will bounce back, and life will return to the state. He won’t be a stooge of Kwankwaso as being speculated.”
Yusuf is in a fierce contest with Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in Saturday, March 23’s supplementary election to be conducted by INEC.
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In a related development, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, denied travelling to Kano with the aim of meddling in the governorship election which was declared inconclusive.
“Asiwaju is not in Kano and has not been in Kano at any point during the conduct of these elections. The picture that these liars are circulating of Asiwaju and Governor Ganduje is one that was taken last year when the governor visited Lagos,” Tunde Rahman, his media adviser, said in a statement late Tuesday, March 19.
According to the statement, those peddling the rumour know the picture is not true, but “they still use it because their relationship to the truth is an adversarial one”.
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