The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar staged a rally in Kano state on Thursday.
The rally’s main highlight was the noticeable lack of willingness of Atiku and the party hierarchy to support either of the party’s two parallel gubernatorial candidates, as well as the absence of the rally’s customary agenda item, the handing over of the party flag to the party’s gubernatorial candidate.
This comes in light of the fact that Kano state is experiencing a leadership crisis that has resulted in the emergence of two rival candidates for governor: Mohammad Abacha and Sadiq Wali.
A court recognized the son of the former head of state, General Sani Abacha, while the electoral umpire recognized Wali, the son of the former minister of foreign affairs Aminu Wali.
Middle Belt Times reports that both candidates were on stage with Atiku during the party’s presidential campaign event at the Sani Abacha stadium, but the former Vice President did not mention either of of them or raise either of their hands as he addressed the crowd.