Ahead of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s visit to Kano State, where he is expected to hold his presidential rally on Sunday, a hashtag − #AtikuInKano – has set micro-blogging site Twitter agog.
Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is yet to visit the state but the hash tag started trending a night before the slated date for the presidential rally of the PDP in Kano State.
#AtikuInKano was trending at number one on Sunday, February 10, at about 3:13 AM when this report was filed.
Supporters of the PDP presidential candidate, who obviously are excited about his planned visit to Kano, took to the micro-blogging site to express their thoughts and expectations from the presidential rally.
Kano is the second most populous state in Nigeria, boasting over 16 million people.
The PDP presidential campaign rally in Kano is expected to take place at the Sani Abacha Stadium. Photos being shared on Twitter show that the venue was almost set for the rally.
The campaign rally is coming a day after President Muhammadu Buhari held his presidential rally at the Teslim Balogun Stadium where thousands of his supporters trooped in for the event.
It also comes a day after the Abuja leg of the PDP presidential rally was postponed on the grounds that the Buhari-led Federal Government allegedly denied Atiku use of the Old Parade Ground in Garaki, Abuja, after the opposition party made payments and secured approval to use the venue for campaign.
Nigeria’s presidential election comes up on February 16, and it is expected to be a battle majorly between President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Alhaji Atiku of the opposition PDP. Both are the leading candidates in the election.
Meanwhile, below are early reactions to the PDP presidential rally in Kano:
Wait o! is the Atiku rally happening this night? Why is this hashtag already trending na? 😄😄😄 #AtikuInKano
— Baybie (@Baybie8) February 9, 2019
#AtikuInKano please if you support Buhari and you cry easily, stay off Twitter tmrw.
It's Going to be a madness.
— Fadil 🔴 (@Fadil_Shehu) February 9, 2019
Atiku isn't that popular among Kano people but he's so going to get supporters and numbers because of Kwankwaso. 95% of PDP votes in Kano will be because of him. Smart move from Atiku getting RMK in his team and making him to lead his campaign in the North. #AtikuInKano
— Ayman Ameen (@A_sleemy) February 9, 2019
Couldn't find where to buy Suya tonight. All the abokis are back to base ready for all the elections.
Surely we will be in Lagos and Abuja tweeting about it.
The North deserves the leadership of this country, they make the necessary sacrifice.#AtikuInKano
— LB❄ (@chukwubenwow) February 10, 2019
Tomorrow you will see what we call ‘The Mammoth crowd of all crowds in Kano’ #AtikuInKano
— Muhammad Goje™ (@Mr_goje) February 9, 2019
Dear APC Minions, please stay off twitter today. Thank you for your co-operation☔☔☔☔#AtikuInKano
— Sarakist4Atiku💚🇳🇬 (@TheSarakist) February 10, 2019
— hood billionaire (@IAMBANJIWILSON) February 10, 2019
Atiku is not even in kano yet and #AtikuInKano Is trending already?🤔… Wondafu 😁
— Matu10 (@youngchrisstan) February 9, 2019
— ☝ElderPD (@Mr_WhSkY04) February 10, 2019
Kano is Set
— Aminu sayyu 442 (@442Aminu) February 9, 2019
PDP and Nigeria at large will witness the full power of Kwankwaso. APC were very stupid thinking they can replace RMK. Atiku has the right man behind him in the most populous state in Nigeria. Kwankwaso is so crippling Buhari's numbers in North West. #AtikuInKano
— Ayman Ameen (@A_sleemy) February 9, 2019
— #Atikulated (@_OneNigeria) February 9, 2019
Tomorrow, Africa would witness the largest political gathering since 1995. #AtikuInKano
— Suraj Bamalli (@SurajBamalli) February 9, 2019
I might take risk just to attend this #AtikuInKano campaign, may Allah protect us and our phones😁
— Alhassan (@muhdalhassan7) February 9, 2019
When I saw #atikuinkano I was thinking he went there today, by God's grace tomorrow's rally be a great one.
— Follow me back (@Bener23) February 9, 2019
— Assistant boyfrnd (@Haceeno) February 9, 2019
Kano state has the largest number of voters in the country. For us all get Nigeria work again, tomorrow's rally is just about the strength of @KwankwasoRM and @atiku is about our future and future of our country . #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain #AtikuInKano
— Lord-Lugard (@LugardFredo) February 9, 2019
Testing the mic!
— Billionaire (@DOFFISHAL) February 9, 2019
We know the sani abacha stadium will be packed today but come feb16 atiku no go see 10mins draw for kano….. Stop deluding yasef wailers #AtikuInKano
— Olatunji ganiyu 🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@gilo_nig) February 10, 2019
— Imran_B (@Imranbungudu) February 9, 2019
The number of votes @atiku will get on feb 16th,
Will determine the number of idiots we have in Nigeria…#AtikuInKano
— 💫Realerbanks💫↙️ (@AbubakarIla5151) February 10, 2019
— OHAEMESI C. FRANCIS (@OhaChidubem) February 9, 2019
Atiku in Kano is already trending. Looks like it is going to be a totalshutdown. #AtikuInKano
— We Can Get Better. (@Alfred_chiedu) February 10, 2019
— Anders 🔴 (@Ameenu_Kutama) February 3, 2019
When you hear Madugu Kwankwaso on the radio announcing #AtikuInKano personally. Then you know issa big deal!
— Anders 🔴 (@Ameenu_Kutama) February 8, 2019
Ordinary testing the 🎤 they don de fear, tomorrow we go shake una table #AtikuInKano
— February the 10th (@Nonniblaze) February 10, 2019
— AtikulatedBabs💯 (@babs_sbs) February 10, 2019
We 🔴 run this town our leader @KwankwasoRM will show the world @atiku owns Kano votes !@YouthsForAtiku@dadiyata@baba__________@abbakabiryusuf@RMK_2019
Amana Kwankwasiyya #AtikuInKano pic.twitter.com/bLvlb661fu
— DEO ATIKU 🔴 (@DanielOmonze) February 10, 2019
— Vav Omoluwabi (@soul_inspiredom) February 10, 2019
I can't wait to see powerful wonders of RED CAP today. #AtikuInKano
— Maneuver🇳🇬🆒 (@phemytrend) February 10, 2019
na today we go know the power of kwankwaso and Atiku. Make AIT help them with the camera view 😂 make them no to cast #AtikuInKano
— Tactivism18 (@tactivism18) February 10, 2019
We are 150% sure of victory @atiku is the man for the job
He is a Unifier, Business oriented, Democrat, employer, Father for all@PeterObi Vice president I cant wait to call you that the economist and I respect your love for Education#AtikuWillWin#Atikulated#AtikuInKano pic.twitter.com/3vJS1SDTiL
— phykayo (@Hallewonder) February 10, 2019