Former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will not win in Kano State in the 2019 general election.
This comes after the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi declared that President Muhammadu Buhari would win in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states in the 2019 general elections even if he (Buhari) is taken to the states “on a sick bed”.
Responding to his claims, spokesperson of Kwankwaso, Binta Spikin, said Mr Kwankwaso’s defection will not only affect the votes in Kano State but has brought down the APC.
“I think his defection will greatly affect the votes in 2019. His defection will not only affect the chances of the APC in Kano, his defection has brought down APC.
“If you look across Nigeria today, not Kano alone, there’s nowhere in Nigeria that you don’t have the presence of Kwankwasiyya (supporters of Mr Kwankwaso).
“Kano is his home base and he is well grounded in Kano. Even without the government, he had a 60 percent of the voters, so what do you think will happen now that he has joined forces with people like Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau?
“Even if the government puts whatever in place, there is no way President Buhari will win in Kano, there’s no way.”
When asked if Mr Kwankwaso, who was one of the 15 senators who defected from the APC on Tuesday, stands a chance of winning the 2019 general election should he officially declare his ambition to run for presidency, she simply said, “He stands a very good chance to win Buhari. We are covered.”