PDP will win in Kano, Murtala Mohammed’s son vows

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is formidable enough in Kano State to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, there, the son of a former military head of state, Murtala Mohammed, said Wednesday, vowing to deliver the state to PDP in 2015.

“PDP is very formidable in Kano, and I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that it will win the election in the state,” Mr. Mohammed, who is contesting the state governorship election, said.

“If I was not convinced, I will not have been aspiring on the platform of the PDP. We will deliver Kano State to PDP come 2015,” he said.

Speaking in Abuja after submitting his nomination and expression of interest forms, Mr. Mohammed promised to give priority to electricity and boost the economy of the state if elected in 2015.

Mr. Mohammed, who was a Special Assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on International Relations and Privatisation, was received by the PDP National Organising Secretary, Abubakar Mustapha.

He said that electricity would be his focus while education, health and agriculture would also be developed with needed infrastructure for poverty eradication.

“I have already come up with my programme which focuses on electricity, education, healthcare, agriculture and infrastructure.

“I believe that once we have been able to provide electricity in Kano, everything will fall in place because electricity will be the engine of growth.

“Then, we can have prosperity; once we have prosperity, the standard of living of our people will be improved significantly and everything else will fall into place,’’ he said.

He also promised to ensure that the PDP won in Kano State if he emerged as its candidate at its primaries slated for Nov. 29.

Mr. Mohammed said that the PDP was formidable enough in Kano to beat the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, at the 2015 general elections.

Mr. Mohammed, however, dismissed insinuations of any preferred candidate in the race on the PDP platform.
He expressed optimism that the leaders of the party were guided by the interest of the state and would ensure a level playing field for all aspirants.

“I know that they will be neutral in this quest to come up with a candidate that will represent the interest of the citizens of Kano State,” he said.

“As far as I am concerned, there is no other candidate who has come up to offer what I am offering to the people of Kano state.

“My fundamental aim is to put food on the table of our people, so that we will have a decent and content citizenry and a peaceful environment where all will thrive.’’

Mr. Mohammed will contest for the PDP ticket against the son of another former military Head of State, Mohammed Abacha, and other aspirants at the party’s primaries.

Whoever wins the ticket at the primaries becomes its candidate for the 2015 governorship election.

Also at the PDP headquarters to submit his forms was Abba Adamu, a governorship aspirant in Jigawa.

Mr. Adamu said his decision to join the race was prompted by his desire to use his experiences to serve the people of the state.

“I know there are problems; problems of poverty, education and bad leadership; I will use my experiences to better the lot of the people of the state.

“I will ensure I move the state to the next level of development if am elected as its governor come 2015.

He, however, called on the people of the state to resist all forms of imposition of candidate on them.

Mr. Adamu said the state was currently in a “terrible mess”, even though its capital was wearing a new look in terms of infrastructure.

According to him, it is regrettable that though the state is an agrarian one, less than 20 per cent of its land are currently being underutilised.

He added that if elected, he would give priority to agriculture and build rural roads to ensure easy transportation of farm produce to the city and other parts of the country.

The governorship aspirant promised to run a government with “human face” by involving all stakeholders before decisions were reached.

“We want government that will be run by the people not by a clique or group of people,’’ he said.(NAN)


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  • amazing2012

    Baka gaji ubanka ba ! If your father is alive he will never associated himself with PDP, the most corrot party and Boko Haram Government !!


      This boy not a man is a disgrace to his father ,,,,,,,,,,,,I do not think this boy is a son if the incorruptible GENERAL MURTALA RAMAT MUHAMMED may his soul rest in janaaaaaah.

    • Smith Scott

      Why are you causing. Another koran infected Boko Haram member. It will take eternity to wash away Koran from your blood.

      • amazing2012

        Confirmation of ignorance: I did not cursed um, because of your mindset that is built on curse, you think is a curse. Let me translate ” Baka Gaji Ubanka” means you did not inherits your father” Christians sense is built on here say and negative stories about others not knowledge or justification. For instance you jump into conclusion on what you don’t know by just reading “ubanka” which simply means your father it can of good or bad. But if you use it alone can stand as insult. Donkey please study before you comment about o avoid confirmation empty head.

  • amazing2012

    Baka Gaji Ubanka ba ! If your father is alive he will never associate himself with PDP, the most corrupt party and Boko Haram government !! Shame unto you !!!

    • Jelili

      Don’t mind him. he his a bastard. he has used his left hand to describe his fathers house because of what he will eat. Ure a failure


    Even your Farther Will not Win a councilor under PDP in kano, Wawa, Dolo, Jaki, Kai Ba dan murtala bane, Shegene kai. zakka

  • Mike

    He is not the true son of late gen murtala. He is already been changed to court for defrauding a bank. We can now see why he is supporting PDP .its only those who are exconvicts or have one case or the other in courts that are in PDP. All criminals. Show me your friends . Son of abacha, fani kayode, bode george etc etc all have case s in court all money laundering. So ride on

    • Alcindo Satori

      So boko haram party, APC is your preferred choice? You must be shekau himself!

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  • Smith Scott

    A true son of the soil. Next Governor of Kano State. I can see APC crying here

    • amazing2012

      Scott, APC or PDP or any party does not matter to us. But if I ask you what track record did he has or quality what will you say ? His father’s records ? At 20th century you are proud and using your late father’s record ? Shamed !

      • Smith Scott

        One must start from somewhere. If your dad got good record we believe you possess his quality DNA. He is the next Governor of Kano. Get used to it.

        • amazing2012

          I see, so Jonathan dad’s DNA is for failure ? CAN president dad’s DNA if for purchase of weapons ?
          Do you really go to school ? Who those who has no paretal record should not be voted ? You have mindset of slavery ! Ok, he is out to destroy his fathers reputation which he never work for. He is out for poverty and hunger. And fail woefully, let me tell no one in the North will vote Jonathan because of how he as a CnC and president with all the powers vested on him failed to stop people killing innocent Christians and Muslims alike. A governor come to confess the involvement of Jonathan government and was removed instantly, former NSA Late Gen. Azazi was also removed for indicting government and killed in aircraft plan accident. Only fools can not see that, he is the best Christians can provide ? Is he the best among the Ijaws ? Why must it lazy, confused,coward and most corrupt person.

          • Smith Scott

            If you like cut your throat – all power belong to God. God is the king maker. Men are just commentators. Get use to it that it is the will of God GEJ is the president of Nigeria and the next four year. If Nigeria want to divide let it be and lets see how you will survive in the north.

          • Dan Fulani

            Sure God used Jonathan to punish Nigerians.

          • Otile

            Are you therefore saying that God used the Hausa Fulani looters to bless Najeriya during those donkey years of pillaging and backwardness?

      • Ote James

        Could you pls tell me what outstanding track record or quality that Fashola has before becoming the governor of Lagos State. From his auto/biography, how many times has he represented in court all his ‘supposed’ career life? or you just become conscious of events because of your interest?

        • amazing2012

          Before an answer I summerily Google history of Fashola, although I know him personally but to have a point by which I can refer to. Though, of a humble history and a SAN. Fashola never use his father’s name for popularity. My problem with Risqua Muhammed is that he has no record of any successful venture but using his father’s name to get votes of poor people who respect his father. Secondly has never regard himself to be a Kano man and never associates himself with Kano, it’s politics that brought home to deceive people. If you don’t live with people how will know their problems?. My issue with him has to do with generational believe of leadership by peopel like him. For instance Muhd Abacha also want to be governor of Kano under what reputation ? Muhd Babangida also want to rule poor Nigers, for what ? Are they the only one. So their fathers enslave my father and their sons coming to enslave me ? Parhaps my children will be enslave by their children ! They should stay aside, their parents are the genesis of the mess the country is facing !!


    By their fruit we shall know them. APC all the way..

    • Smith Scott

      Atiku right? Every said he will win the primary. Or the new Buhari party after Atiku must have pushed him out?

  • favourtalk

    Someone needs to wake this guy up, he’s having too much dream and reality is eluding him with the way he stayed on. Change all the way, he will never get any position in Kano and PDP is out of governement in 2015

  • Dan Fulani

    I heard it on good authority that this boy did not stay long enough in Kano to know it and Murtala’s father was Berom from plateau.

  • MushinSpeaks

    He should then go ahead and pick PDP’s nomination form since he is sure of victory. I hope they reserve appointment for him at the PDP’s secretariat when he fail woefully sha…


    Is it the son of Gen Sani Abacha or Murtala mohammed that will deliver Kano state for PDP? ——–Kano is essentially for the Talakawas and not for privileged and over pampered youths like them, we expect to hear the sons and daughters of Late Aminu Kano, Sani Bakin Zuwo or Abubakar Rimi saying this, it could have ring bell

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  • Akiika

    Is there no other job for these politician kids except politics……which is actually not a job but a selfless public service that you are compensated for?