From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna
Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has gotten the endorsement and full support of the Kano based film industry, Kannywood.
Yakubu Mohammed who spoke on behalf of Kannywood said, “We need energetic leaders in this country and Atiku is the leader after our heart.
“Kannywood is suffering from poor quality production and lack of market for its production. We still remember how the former President Goodluck Jonathan encouraged the film and entertainment industry financially to the tune of N200 million.
“We are appealing to Atiku to support us if he comes to power. So our support is for Atiku, and by the special grace of God, Atiku will be the next of President. We will vote and massively canvass support for Atiku” he stressed.
The Kannywood under the leadership of the popular Sani Danja participated in the interactive session with the PDP presidential candidate, sang solidarity songs in support of Atiku.
Earlier, Atiku promised to uplift the standard of the entertainment industry if elected into power in the forthcoming election.
Atiku who was represented by the Senate President who is his campaign Director General, Bukola Saraki, at the kannywood Interactive Section, said he would support the film industry financially like it was the case during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He said, “Let me thank you because this programme was initially scheduled to hold in Kano, but we asked you to shift it to Kaduna, and you did.
“Atiku is one of you. During Jonathan you were given N200 million support.
But APC government forgot you. But I want to assure you that when Atiku comes on board, he will support you. He will provide jobs for you and help you. I am appealing to you to go out on February 16, and vote for Atiku and all other PDP candidates.”
Also, the Kaduna State governorship candidate of the party, Isah Ashiru told the Actors and Actresses, “We will support you to keep your soul and body working. So just go home and sleep. A support for PDP is for a secured future”.
On his part, the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, told the artists that “the only candidate that has the capacity and commitment to unlock the potentials of artist in Nigeria Nollywood and Kannywood is Atiku Abubakar.
“Atiku will empower the entertainment industry in Nigeria to compete favourably with Hollywood, he already have plans known as Generation Next to empower the youths.
“APC and Buhari has no plans for the future but Atiku has been tested and trusted and will deliver on trust good governance if elected”, he stressed.