- Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has said that he would be the Nigeria's next president in 2019
- He said he would deafeat President Muhammadu Buhari if he secures PDP's presidential ticket
- The former governor of Kano also noted that said that he had the electoral value to wrestle power from the APC
Former Kano state governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential aspirant, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said that he would “easily beat President Muhamadu Buhari” if given his party’s ticket to face the APC candidate in 2019.
Vanguard reports that Kwankwaso, who spoke on Thursday, September 27, in Jos, during a consultation visit to the north central state, said that he had the electoral value to wrestle power from the APC.
NAIJ.com gathered that he has the hunger to save Nigeria from its current troubles, adding that he would make the country proud for all.
He said: “I come from a state which has the highest number of voters that can sway an election in my favour. If I pick the PDP ticket, I will be the next president of this nation. I have the hunger to save Nigeria from its current troubles. I have my plan to make Nigeria a better country for all.
“I have massive support from the northwest and will get even more supporters if given the ticket."
The aspirant promised to run an all-inclusive government, a leadership virtue he accused the APC administration of lacking.
“A key solution to Nigeria’s problems is a participatory government that will ward off mutual suspicion and distrust.
"It will address the gap in communication which is largely responsible for farmer/herder clashes, religious violence and ethnic crisis in the country,” he said.
Kwankwaso accused the current government of failing to eradicate hunger and unemployment, and regretted that there were no jobs for the youths.
He promised to pay special attention to infrastructure, security and education, if elected, and promised to build roads and bridges to ease movements.
“Free education will be my priority just like it was in Kano. As governor, I sponsored more than 1000 students to the best schools in Nigeria and abroad; I want to replicate that, if elected.”
The state chairman of the party, Damishi Sango, in a remark, described the aspirant as a leader with the interest of the masses at heart.
Sango assured Kwankwaso of Plateau delegates’ support at the national convention, and commended him for running a decent campaign.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano state, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gave his own version of how the rift between him and Rabiu Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the opposition, started.
In a recent interview conducted by Daily Trust, Shekarau narrated that the bottom-line of the crisis is when Kwankwaso came under the umbrella of the rAPC; they negotiated with a technical committee set up by the party, which was led by former Governor Liyel Imoke.
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