Son of ex-military leader, Murtala Mohammed, joins Kano governorship race


Risqua Mohammed, the son of slain military ruler, Murtala Mohammed, has declared his intention to contest the Kano State governorship election in 2015.

Mr. Mohammed made the announcement Sunday. He said he was under pressure to bid for Kano State’s top job.

Mr. Mohammed said he had no option but to heed calls from the people to free Kano from “decades of lack of progress”.

He however said his ambition is not a “do or die affair” as such he will ensure the issue of political thuggery and character assassination are not attached to his campaign.

The late General Mohammed led Nigeria between 1975 and 1976 when he was assassinated.


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  • Easy

    “Mr. Mohammed said he had no option but to heed calls from the people to free Kano from “decades of lack of progress”.” Premium Times. Who are the people that call on you? I am sure they are not Kano people.

  • Muhammed Bello

    Dear Editor, I have been following you website for a while and I believe you are a valuable source of information online. But what is the relevance of the picture in this story. Please tell me what is the connection.

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    This Murtala’s and the Abacha’s should leave kano people alone. What are their experience. They want to rule the big kano on the basis of sentiment of their father? this is ridiculous. Kano people should make a state because Kano is known for standing their ground. These are all part of Jonathan attempt to control them.