Thousands of Peoples Democratic Party supporters on Monday thronged Sokoto State and its environs in colourful attires and motorcades for the launching of the North-West zonal campaign of the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Abubakar was earlier scheduled to arrive Sokoto for the rally at noon, but arrived the city at 2pm and proceeded to the Kangiwa square along with other leaders of the party.
Those who came in company with the candidate were officials of the party from the seven states in the North-West comprising Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano and Kaduna.
Among the dignitaries present were former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Muntari Shagari, Chairmen of PDP in the seven states in the zone as well as members of State Houses of Assembly elected on the platform of the PDP and all leaders of the party in the zone.
Atiku is expected to inaugurate his zonal campaign office in Sokoto during the event.