By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Kaduna Trade Fair Complex along Zaria Road on Monday came alive as tens of thousands of supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) thronged the complex to welcome Senator representing Kaduna North, Suleiman Uthman Hunkuyi and others who defected recently, back to the party.
Security operatives had a Herculean task controlling the crowd as it took close to thirty minutes to clear the way to the podium for dignitaries to deliver their messages at the formal reception for recent decampees into the party.
Hawkers selling different wares took advantage of the population at the venue, to make brisk business.
Top dignitaries spotted at the formal reception were Senator Danjuma La’ah (representing) Kaduna South, former Governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, an aspirant for same position in 2019, PDP Kaduna State Chairman and Honourable Felix Hassan Hyet.
Also spotted was Malam Sani Bello (Mainan Zazzau), another governorship aspirant, who was accompanied to the venue by several top PDP chieftains, including former Commissioner of Youth and Sports Kaduna State, Honourable Abdulazeez Mohammed.
Also at the reception, were Usman Bawa ABG and frontline politician, Alhaji Shehu Giant
The event which turned out to be a carnival of some sort, witnessed several cultural displays from various entertainers.
It also turned out to be an avenue for the launching of several campaign songs for PDP and its candidates, waxed in the predominant Hausa language by various artistes.
The charged atmosphere also was illuminated with branded vehicles, posters and handbills, which send clear warning signals to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), from where most of the defectors emerged.