As Kwankwaso’s political structure and Atiku’s supporters surged at the venue in hundreds of thousands, the crowd jostled for air, thus, leading to near stampede.
This is as security operatives had a herculean task controlling the mammoth crowd.
But nine persons were not so strong to withstand the surge as they were seen on the ground gasping for breath.
Photos emerging from the rally show a mammoth crowed of supporters who had thronged out to welcome Abubakar.
Meanwhile the sea of heads at the venue has sent a shock down the spine of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, which had hithertho claimed Kano as its stronghold.
Atiku is expected to win at least 2 million of the over 5 million registered voters in Kano.