A former secretary of the defunct National Republican Convention, NRC, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, on Sunday said the crowd that attended President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign rally in Kano State last week cannot win a councillorship election in the state.
Alhaji was reacting to the statement credited to Minister of Education and former governor of the state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, who said the mammoth crowd that attended the rally was a sign of victory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming elections.
But the former NRC scribe said Shekarau was just expressing his opinion as the crowd was nothing to write home about and urged PDP members in the state to stop deceiving the president.
“Jonathan cannot get 5 percent of the total votes that will be cast in Kano during the forthcoming elections because he is not sellable. As for the crowd that attended the rally, it was populated by hired people”, he said.
According to Alhaji, there were many places in Kano where the rally could have taken place but it was taken to Kano Polo ground in order to deceive the president, adding that the wind of change that has enveloped the country was as a result of bad leadership of the PDP in the country.
“No one can stop the change that is blowing in the country because Nigerians are tired of the misrule of the PDP government, hence the clamour for change”, he said.