According to the vice presidential candidate for the Labour Party —Datti Baba-Ahmed, none of the candidates would receive the more than 1.9 million votes obtained by President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano State during the 2015 elections.
Recall that the incumbent president defeated his fiercest opposition, Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party with 1,903,999 votes, with the latter amassing 215,779 votes in the North Western state.
In an interview with Channels Television’s special election programme ‘The 2023 Verdict’ on Tuesday, Datti Ahmed said: “The northern Nigerian votes that were waiting to make up the difference which either of the two other runners-up were hoping to get, [it] turned out that they are not getting it.”
“The heavy punchers – Kano, for example – is now a watershed of what its votes used to be. In 2015, the 1.9 million votes of Kano, nobody can aspire to have that which of course Buhari punched Jonathan with the final blow. Nobody is going to get that in Kano.”
“We have pulled a lot of weight beyond the comprehension of the two runners-up,” he added.
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