The APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu may have a hard nut to crack before getting the required 25 percent.
There are series factors indicating that, Kano being one of the swing states, might cause a set back to the APC presidential candidate in acquiring the required percentage.
Below are some factors that might work out against Tinubu
With former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso in the presidential race for 2023 under the NNPP banner and with his cult following in Kano,millions of voters have decided to go for him on February 25 barring any last minute change.
Kwankwaso is regarded as a grassroot politician who calls the ace in the State’s grass root politics.
Recall that the youth in Kano and their parents largely voted for him and his gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 elections which was announced inconclusive despite leading in the election.
Political analysts are of the belief that ,its the first time in 20 years when President Muhammad Buhari will not be in the ballot,since 2003 general elections President Muhammad Buhari has never lost Kano state .
Therefore apart from Kwankwaso who is expected to get a lion share of the state’s votes, other Presidential candidates including Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu,Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi have to work hard and lure the electorates before campaign closes on February 23 this year.
Another odd is expected to work against Bola Ahmad Tinubu’s Presidential Election in Kano is the lack of popularity of the state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The Governor, compared to his predecessors like Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, outshines him in terms of popularity and the duo pull much political weight than Governor Ganduje, therefore, his political structure is not enough to make the APC Presidential candidate have an easy sail.
With President Muhammad Buhari preparing to hand over the baton of leadership to his successor comes May 29, there are millions of unserious and undecided Voters in Kano.
To these millions of Voters their political ‘Ayatullah’ will not participate, therefore, its a moment of vacation, their dream have been fulfilled because President Buhari has held sway for 8 years.