- Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has visited Kano as he seeks to get the support of northerners ahead of the 2023 elections
- Obi, alongside his running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed, visited the Emir of Kano HRM Aminu Ado Bayero on Saturday, September 24
- The former governor of Anambra state said he had very useful constructive discussions with the Kano monarch
Tweeting about the Saturday visit on his official Twitter handle, Obi said “very useful constructive discussions” were held with the monarch.
"Visiting the Ancient Kingdom of Kano with my running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed. I had the honour of visiting the Emir of Kano HRM Aminu Ado Bayero.
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"We had very Useful and constructive discussions, including the fire incident in Kano market and the recent flooding in the north. -PO"
Obi also said he visited the Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim and discussed the recent Kano's market fire incident and flooding in the north.
"I had the opportunity of visiting the Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim, with my running mate, Sen. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed. We discussed the recent Kano's market fire incident and flooding in the north," the LP presidential flagbearer tweeted.
Meanwhile, Obi's usual dress style during the visit caught the attention of a Twitter user, Thεό Abu, @TheoAbuAgada, who was not happy over the development.
"Why should anybody give up his Agbada for Obi to take picture just to appear like a ‘Northerner’?
"This is wrong and should be condemned. Let Obi be Obi and stop forcing him to wear an attire he didn’t wear from home. I am disappointed."
Northern governors allegedly set to back Peter Obi
Meanwhile, ahead of the 2023 presidential election, three notable northern governors are said to have indicated serious interest to back the ambition of Peter Obi.
This was made known on Friday, September 23, by Kayode Ajulo, a human rights activist, when he spoke with journalists in Abuja.
Without mentioning the names of the governor, Ajulo said:
“I am aware of three governors from the north who have given indications to support him."