A former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, is at the moment in Ondo State.
He arrived in Akure, the state capital, on Saturday.
The previous Senator flew in with Abba Kabir Yusuf, a Individuals’s Democratic Celebration (PDP) governorship candidate in Kano in 2019, and different loyalists.
Different PDP stalwarts, together with nationwide and state government officers, serving and former governors, lawmakers and ministers, will storm Ondo as from Sunday.
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is being anticipated.
Kwankwaso is considered one among Nigeria’s largest grassroots mobilizers.
Sources say he’s enthusiastic about operating for the presidency once more in 2023 and is attempting to make factors along with his full participation in elections.
This is likely to be one of many causes the supporters of Atiku – additionally eyeing the 2023 presidency – urged him to return from Dubai.
Like he did forward of the Edo election received by Governor Godwin Obaseki, Kwankwaso will meet the Northern group in Ondo.
PDP governorship candidate for the election, Eyitayo Jegede, is anticipated to attend.
Kwankwaso instructions a big following in Kano; his supporters unfold throughout and out of doors the North-West area.
The political machine of the previous Defence Minister is Kwankwasiyya, coined from his identify.
In September 2018, when he met PDP delegates in Lagos throughout his nationwide tour within the build-up to the presidential primaries, Kwankwaso introduced that the motion’s membership in Kano had handed 2.5 million.
PDP’s Jegede, a former Lawyer-Normal and Commissioner for Justice, will slug it out with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The ballot has been mounted for Saturday, October 10, 2020.
Additionally within the race is Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Celebration (ZLP).
Apparently, former Governor, Segun Mimiko, who Jegede served beneath, is ZLP Nationwide Chief.
Jegede, Mimiko’s protégé, was PDP flag bearer within the 2016 election. Nigerians will quickly discover out if he’ll be fortunate this time.
Permutations are reportedly ongoing for the ZLP to affix forces with the PDP to dethrone the APC.