President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign team suffered a major setback today in Nigeria’s in the core north as commercial and private drivers refused to take campaign vehicles already painted in the PDP and Jonathan /Sambo campaign brand from Kaduna a state to Kano metropolis citing fear of attacks by citizens opposed to the President’s return to office after the 2015 elections.
Several drivers who were approached to drop off the campaign vehicles complained that Mr. Jonathan has failed the north and they could not in good conscience be seen driving vehicles with his campaign logo between the two most important cities in the north.
The drivers were offered N70,000 each but weren’t swayed to take the vehicles numbering 80 to Kano from the Kaduna government house where Vice President, Namadi Sambo and Kaduna state governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero had them purchased and branded for President Jonathan’s presidential campaign in Kano.
As at the time of going to press, the Presidency had intervened asking police and army drivers to move the vehicle under armed escort.[Sahara Reporters]