Zaharadden Sani, popularly called Sarkin Yakin Atiku Abubakar, meaning the chief campaign manager of Atiku Abubakar in the Kannywood industry, has dropped the PDP Presidential flag bearer.
Mr. Sani was one of the few Kannywood celebrities still in Mr. Atiku’s camp who supported him in his bid to win the presidential election in February.
Narrating his displeasure to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday in Kaduna, the entertainer said he was not treated as a loyal member of the party, and a supporter of Mr. Atiku, who emphasized the party and its presidential candidate.
“Let me tell you that I am among the few Kannywood celebrities who are insisting on Atiku’s tenure here. If you recall, Sani Danja has also defected to NNPP, while about 80 percent of other operatives have gone to campaign for APC.
“Some of them were with Atiku in 2019, and we did our best. They all left and are now with APC. I wanted to stay but I knew I couldn’t; neither the party nor the PDP candidate was willing to work with us, the rest of the faithful.
“Before I made up my mind, I did some inquiries and found that Tinubu was the answer and what Nigerians need now, not people like Atiku.”
The actor also said he would leave no stone unturned in his campaign for APC.
“Already, I have asked to paint my two cars APC, and starting this week I will join the campaign train.
Also at the APC Secretariat, Kaduna, where the actor was received by top party officials, Uba Sani was named a member of the Creative and Art committee of the campaign council, the governorship candidate of the APC.
Kannywood and the campaign
Zaharadden dumping PDP is a big blow to the party, especially since he is one of the few Kannywood stars still in the party, seeking votes from his fans.
Top actors including Ali Nuhu, Adam Zango, Falalu Dorayu, Aisha Humaira and many others have pitched their tents with APC and have been working towards the success of the party.
Famous singers Nazir Ahmad and Ali Jita are still with PDP and presidential candidate
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