The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Thursday received a rousing welcome in Kano ahead of his meeting with Kano APC delegates to seek their endorsement for his presidential ambition.
Tinubu arrived at the airport around 5pm and was subsequently taken to Kano Indoor Stadium where a mini rally was organised for him with members of the party in the state pledging allegiance to him.
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But the former Lagos State governor expected meeting with the delegates of the party at the Coronation Hall of Kano Government House had not taken place as of 9:30pm when this report was filed.
Daily Trust reports that Tinubu arrived in Kano to a warm reception by leaders, members and delegates of the party.
The state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, led a retinue of party leaders to receive Tinubu at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA).
All members of the entourage including the governor donned uniforms and caps with Tinubu’s emblem in a convoy consisting of over 20 motorbikes and more than 60 vehicles.
Despite the heavy rainfall, the entrance of the airport was packed with supporters and the convoy struggled to make it out.
Kano, which has the highest number of delegates in APC with 465, is seen as the stronghold of Tinubu with even another presidential aspirant, Rotimi Amaechi on Wednesday telling Ganduje that people in APC already knew where his loyalty was.
Tinubu also visited the elder statesman, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, behind closed doors before proceeding to the home of Alhaji Yusuf Ali, a former Chairman of the defunct All People’s Party (APP).