Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Kano State Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, has said bragged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, will defeat his New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) counterpart, a former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, just like MKO Abiola defeated Bashir Tofa in 1993.
Naija News reports that he stated this while speaking at a lecture organided by Kaduna State chapter of the League of Veteran Journalists, with the theme: “Let’s Talk Nigeria” in collaboration with Arewa House and Hamdala Hotel.
He also stated that Kano State will massively vote for Tinubu, claiming that just one local government can provide votes larger than that of the entire South-East.
Garba, a former President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), said “I know the former governor of the state is also going to be on the ballot.
“But history will repeat itself again in Kano because late Moshood Abiola of the defunct SDP defeated Kano-born late Bashir Tofa of the defunct NRC during the 1993 presidential election.
“I’m confident Kano state will produce lots of votes come 2023.
“The votes from Nasarawa Local Government of the state alone is more than the votes of the entire South East combined.
“I’m confident we will deliver Kano State to APC Insha Allah.
“The state government will provide an enabling environment for all the candidates and anything can happen.
“All candidates will certainly get their share of votes depending on how the electorate perceived them.
“Kano State has enjoyed good security and my governor has provided enabling environment for all regardless of your tribe, ethnicity and religion.
“Kano State with the highest population in northern Nigeria is the most peaceful state.”
This article was originally published on Naija News