The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was fully committed to the victory of the party’s governorship candidate in Kano, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, his associate, Mohammed Abdullahi Sugar, has said.
Sugar stated this while reacting to the reports that Atiku wasn’t committed to Abba’s candidature.
The PDP candidate will slug it out with Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state in Saturday’s supplementary election to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“It is a lie concocted to portray Atiku in bad light. He has never involved himself in anti-party in his political career spanning decades.
“Atiku, our incoming president is totally in support of Abba’s candidature because Kano is his second home after Adamawa state.
“We are very happy that Kano people are politically-savvy persons, hence they voted against the APC government in the state,” he said in a phone interview.
Sugar, a grassroots politician in Kano, said Abba will transform Kano when elected as the governor of the state.
“Under Abba, Kano will regain its glory as the commercial nerve of the North. Businesses will bounce back and life will return to the state. He won’t be a stooge of Kwankwaso as being speculated,” he said.
He expressed optimism that Atiku will reclaim, what he tagged as his “stolen mandate” through the court.
“From all indications, Atiku won the February 23 presidential elections. The court will soon reclaim his mandate soon for him. The outcome of the March 9 governorship elections have revealed that he truly won the poll,” he said.