A fresh record in political mobilization in electioneering was set in Kano on Sunday as the Presidential Campaign train of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, arrived the commercial nerve céntre of the North.
The awesome crowd was unprecedented as the city was locked down that even the wheel of the Atikulation Train of the Presidential candidate could not roll into the venue of the rally due to the extremely impressive jubilant crowd.
Sani Abacha Sports Stadium Kano, the venue of the rally was filled to capacity and those who could not gain access spilled into the town and literally locked down the city.
Less than ten minutes drive distance from the Airport to the tomb of the great talakawa politician, Aminu Kano, for prayers took the candidate over an hour and even more than that to get to the palace of the Emir of Kano for a courtesy visit.
At the Tomb of the late selfless politician called Mambayya House now Center for Democratic Studies of the Bayero University, Kano, a wall collapsed as the crowd surged to get a glimpse of the Presidential candidate and his team.
From about 11am when the Presidential Candidate and his team arrived Kano , he was only able to reach the venue of the rally at 6 pm as the mammoth crowd lined the streets obstructing traffic following him to all the places he visited.
The hero of the Kwakwasiyya group and the former Governor of Kano state, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso led the pack of other leaders including the Presidential candidate Atiku, the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, the Vice Presidential candidate Peter Obi and the Senate President and Director General of the campaign, Dr Bukola Saraki, to praise the crowd and pronounced APC dead in Kano.
At the palace of the Emir, the Presidential candidate, Atiku told Alhaji Sanusi Sanusi that he was in the palace with his team to seek his blessing before going to address his subjects for votes.
The Emir urged politicians to play by the rules and ensure a free, fair and credible election.
The Articulation train is in the South South on Monday in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.