Posters carrying the picture of former Kano State governor, Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, have flooded every corner of Dutse, the state capital of Jigawa state.
Yesterday morning, residents of Dutse woke up to notice the posters, with the inscription “Kwankwaso for President 2019, Insha Allah” pasted on walls, roundabouts, billboards and other spaces.
The development may have been triggered by the calculation of supporters of the former governor, now senator representing Kano central, that President Muhammadu Buhari may not contest in the 2019 presidential election.
There are indications that the senator, who came second behind President Buhari in the 2015 All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary elections wants to take another shot at the presidency.
The coordinator of Kwankwaso movement in Jigawa, Alhaji Ishaq Hadejia, told Daily Sun that there was a new resolution amongst youths across the country to support the former Kano governor in his quest to become president come 2019.
Ishaq said: “I can categorically assure you that Kwankwaso has already won the hearts of many of the APC youths across the state.
“And the interesting part of this movement is that this man (Kwankwaso) does not use his personal money to fund it, rather it is these new revolutionised crop of youths who have dedicated their time and resources for his sake.”
Although the Jigawa State government had, at a point, distanced itself from the Kwankwasiya movement, however, there were indications that the movement in the state has the blessings of the governor, Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar. This may not be unconnected with why the coordinator of the movement is currently the managing director of the state-owned television station.