A total of 2,931,235 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state reportedly voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential primary election conducted Friday.
Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state and returning officer of the election, announced that Buhari polled the number of votes in the exercise conducted across the 44 local government areas in the state.
It is not clear the current number of APC members in Kano but as at 2014, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the former state governor, had said the party has about two million voters in the state.
Ganduje also restated that the APC in the state is willing to mobilise at least five million votes for the president come the 2019 presidential election.
“With these figures of over five thousand votes from my ward, Ganduje ward of Dawakin Tofa local government, which only come from APC card carrying members, it is indicative to the fact that our promised 5 million votes to our dear President in 2019 election is tenable and realisable,” he said.
“People should understand that when the general election comes around, apart from our APC members that would vote for the continuation of President Buhari regime, many more others who belong to other parties would join the queue.
“With this therefore I am calling on our people to come en mass and vote for Buhari come 2019 general election. Kano state is always ready to continue to support him.”
Buhari got about two million votes from Kano in 2015.
But with Kwankwaso, currently a senator, dumping the APC to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it is believed the president is not going to have it the easy way in the state come 2019.