Buhari begs Kano people for votes, says love not enough

Buhari campaigning
President Muhammadu Buhari campaigning at the last presidential election

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday in Kano urged his supporters to endeavour to get the permanent voter cards as the love and support shown towards him would be wasted without their votes.

Mr. Buhari spoke at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, venue of the party’s presidential rally.

“You should know that whatever love and support you will show to me, without you having your permanent voters card as the only means of casting your votes, then the love and support would be wasted and of no use,” he said.

He reminded his followers that there were three things he was campaigning against: unemployment, security and corruption.

“Nigerians should open their minds and reject ethnic and religious jingoists, who are hell-bent on using every detrimental method to achieve their myopic tendencies,” he said.

He noted that Nigeria was in dire need of somebody who would salvage it from its predicament of social disorder and heavy corrupt and bribery practices that have culminated into near breaking the nation.

Mr. Buhari, who wore a red cap signifying his alliance with the state governor’s Kwankwasiyya movement, told the crowd to ensure that they voted for APC at all levels.

He also asked his supporters to vote and stay behind to ensure that their votes were counted and displayed. This, however, goes against the directive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that people should leave the polling stations after casting their votes to prevent any outburst of violence or mayhem.

“You should cast your votes, wait and ensure that your votes counted, and all these would not be possible without you having your PVC, which will allow you to exercise your civic rights,” Mr. Buhari said.

Prior to the rally, Mr. Buhari had paid a visit to the palace of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

He was accompanied by the state Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso; Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamako; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal; APC leader, Bola Tinubu and the party’s national chairman, John Oyegun, and a host of other dignitaries.

However, due to the rush of the crowd that had thronged to catch a glimpse of him, the former Nigerian head of state, was unable to alight from the party bus but waved to the Emir through the window.

Mr. Tinubu, however, managed to talk briefly to the Emir before the entourage moved to the Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium.

Mr. Buhari, while in Kano, commissioned the Kwankwasiyya Kofar Nassarawa fly-over bridge, constructed at over N6 billion.


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  • Preco01

    Sai BUHARI sai CHANGI! sai mai gasikiya this FEBUHARI

  • adekenny

    Sai Buhari! All the way! By GOD’s grace victory for sure! GOD bless nigeria and deliver us from blackmailers Pdp

  • Mubarak Ahmad

    Sai Baba…All well meaning Nigerians should clean their PVC’s and make sure they vote for change.

  • King Carlos

    a yi pada rere ti deee! The real positive transformation is here.

    • Otile

      With false affidavit? It’s not gonna work, dude.

  • SAM .A

    Buhari’s tsunami ViCTORY has landed in Kano. The Pragmatic leader is now unstoppable . Corruption , insecurity , unemployment & 1 million Fayose will not stay on the part of Change.It is spreading like bush fire.

    • GMB

      Pls Say that loudly my fellow correct Nigerian

  • nnadoris

    Jonathan will get 1miln vote in kano state so Jst wait and see the hand work of God.jonathan is for Nigeria not for north

    • GMB

      Pls quit deceiving urself. Tell us how GEJ is goin to get even 500,000 votes in kano. Today’s rally should be a lesson to u

      • Adebenson

        The race is not for the swift or for a pack of cards.. it is how it is played

      • nnadoris

        What lesson so you are looking at dose ppl who don’t have something doing the you think all will vote hahahahah

  • Joe

    Gmb, love is more than vote. Love dissolve hates and love is the most lacking commodity in Africa, and Nigeria in particular.

    • Otile

      He thinks they are talking about mating.

  • Otile

    Imam I wish you luck, but bring your certificate with you.

  • Bio

    Buhari,lets make it easier for you, pls can you get any report card that shows you read ( A for apple, B for ball,c for cat….),for it will be an insult to millions of graduates in this great Nation to ruled by non existing WASC holder.

  • Adebenson

    Love is all that matters. Else BH wont exist

  • Hadiza Okafor

    Love is not enough eh? That must be why his campaign has been built on systematic GEJ bashing and divisive comments on BH. Plus, how can someone backed by the likes of Ahmed Tinubu, (Google Tinubu scandal) Governor Rotimi Amaechi, (who looted $13.8 billion from Rivers State) Governor Rochas Okorocha, Senators Bukola Saraki and Chris Ngige and (let’s not forget) Father Ejike Mbaka (bribed with N850m to castigate President Jonathan)?

    • Ezekiel Akpablo

      Ah! I like someone who knows his history, but you forgot to mention Muhammadu Sanusi II, former central bank governor caught up by GEJ for trying to fraud the NNPC for $20 billions, to whom Buhari paid a visit according to this article.

      Who would actually believe that Buhari and his gang of former dictators and corrupt politicians would actually do anything for Nigeria, while they would just sit and enjoy watching Nigeria fester like they did when they were in power.

  • Akinfenwa Mikel

    I wish Buhari would use one of this campaign speeches to tell the people of Nigeria what he plans to do once elected. Get rid of JOnathan, okay, but how will you do any better? Jonathan has brought jobs and confidence to Nigeria, electricity, infrastructure, a big and diverse economy. Where are Buhari’s economic ideas? He can only cite his military history and ability to get rid of BOko Haram, but what of the majority of the country that is at peace? It is easy to whip supporters into a frenzy now, get them to the polls to vote, it is fine. But at least tell them the truth, no more empty promises and lies.

  • Okwuchukwu

    GMB, by insisting on the ethic supports is playing the communitarian card. He expects people to support him only because of their place of birth. While it is true that some groups in the north are ill-represented and consequently disenfranchised, it should not mean they ought to back anyone – GMB the last of them. I have tried to remind people of our country’s past. I was so proud when we became a democracy in 1999. Why throw yourselves back in the arms of autocracy and military rule? It was so hard to get free the first time, be sure the league of former military dictators who rounded up around GMB will not let go easily this time. They, too have learnt – and unlike us did not forget!