The governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, expressed his assurance that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, is in better health than President Goodluck Jonathan.
Buhari is presently on a working visit to the United Kingdom.
His campaign office had issued a statement saying that in the course of the visit, Buhari will hold meetings with key members of the British political establishment and interact with some global institutions with interests in the affairs of Nigeria.
However, there has been speculation by supporters of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party that Buhari went to London to receive medical attention because of his poor health.
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The Kano governor, who was speaking with newsmen in Kano on February 22, 2015, said Buhari had no health challenges, Premium Times reports.
“By my judgement, since we finished our party primary elections, he is sound, hale and fit to rule this country.
“In fact I feel he is healthier than the incumbent occupier of the seat because he went to all the states on campaigns in addition to other engagements that come in between,” he said.
Kwankwaso took the opportunity to accuse the federal government and the PDP of sharing money to win the upcoming presidential election. But he also stressed that money alone could not give success in the polls.
“The Federal Government and the PDP can use all the money in the treasury to bribe whoever they want, but God, the Almighty, has his own way of doing things.
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“Power belongs to Him not to those with money or who control security agencies. Nigerians are wiser,” he said.
On his rule as governor, Kwankwaso said all state governors work to develop their states unless if they chose to steal instead.
“People are surprised and many are asking questions that where did we get the money to do these projects we are doing in Kano. But the truth of the matter is that – you cannot steal and perform. It is the money for projects that people steal that is why they are not performing. In Kano we don’t steal,” he said.
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In the interview the governor also mentioned some of the main projects he undertook in the state including the award of an independent power project at Tiga and Challawa-Gorge Dam, the establishment of one garment factory in each of the 44 local governments areas in the state and the establishment of a Micro Finance bank in each local government area. Kwankwaso added that 44 schools for Islamic studies and 44 technical schools were built in the state.
Recently, the governor of Kano state has announced that drugs worth N315, 383, 437,64, were destroyed at Mariri on the outskirts of Kano city. According to Kwankwaso, it was a breakthrough in the administration’s war against the sale and consumption of illicit drugs in the state.