Stakeholders and practitioners of the Hausa movie industry, famously known as Kannywood, are organizing a victory dinner for President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and all the elected candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, today.
In a statement on Friday by one of the organizers, Aminu Saira who is a prominent film director in the industry, said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to serve as the Special Guest of Honour.
Other special guests included wives of the president and vice-president, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari and Oladulapo Yemi Osinbajo, APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, Transport Minister Rotimi Ameachie, and all other top APC stalwarts.
According to Mr Sairas, the dinner, which is taking place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, would also host all the crème de la crème of the Hausa movie industry.
“The event is going to host all the big shots of Kannywood film industry, including Ali Nuhu, Sadiq Mafia, Abdul Amart, Halima Atete, Rukayya Dawayya and a host of other all-time stars in the industry who supported the APC throughout the electioneering exercise,” Mr Saira said.
Adding more light into the event, prominent actor, Ibrahim Maishinku, said the main motive behind organising the event is to register the name of the Hausa filmmakers in the scheme of things for national development.
He stated that the Kannywood players had done a lot with a view to supporting Buhari/Osinbajo re-election bid from the beginning to the end.
Mr Maishinku, therefore, urged the APC led-government to reciprocate the industry’s gesture by broving supports where necessary.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that aside from Mr Saira, other organizers included Ibrahim Maishinku, Halima Yusuf Atete, Nuhu Abdullahi, Abdul Amart and Sadiq Mafia.