Nigerians react as governors from Niger Republic campaign for Buhari in Kano

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Nigerians have reacted to the images of governors from Zinder and Maradi regions in Niger Republic campaigning for President Buhari in Kano on Thursday.

This was revealed in a tweet by Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the media aide of Governor Abdulahi Ganduje of Kano.

Zinder, formerly also spelled Sinder, is the second largest city in Niger, with a population of 170,574; by 2005 its population was estimated to be over 200,000. It is situated 861 km east of the capital Niamey and 240 km north of the Nigerian city of Kano.

Maradi is the third largest city in Niger and the administrative centre of Maradi Region. It is seat of the Maradi Department and an Urban Commune.
Originally part of Katsina, a Hausa state, it became independent in the 19th century. From the early 19th century, Maradi was home to one of several Hausa traditional rump states, formed by rulers and nobility who fled the rise of the Sokoto Caliphate.

At the 2001 census, the official population of Maradi was 148,017. The predominant ethnic group in the city is Hausa, with a few urbanised Fulani and Tuaregs living there as well. Various ethnic groups from Nigeria, particularly Ibo and Yoruba, can also be found in skilled trades or in small shops.

Some Twitter users have condemned the development, saying they don’t want foreign interference in Nigeria’s political affairs. Nigeria’s presidential election is strictly a Nigerian affair and should not be influenced by foreigners.

See some of the tweets below:

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