Kwankwaso: I’ve not decided yet to contest 2015 presidential election

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

The governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said he is yet to decide whether to contest in the presidential election in 2015.

“I’m still consulting friends and political associates on whether to join the 2015 presidential race or not. This is because the contest should be a blissful one not one with curses and in-fighting,” he said.

Mr. Kwankwaso said so far he has seen a lot of admirers and “true enemies.”

“Some people who have never met me have sent me copies of my posters calling on me to join the race, but I said they should go and harmonise their positions and possibly change those posters because some are of PDP,” he said.

Mr. Kwankwaso was elected governor on the platform of the PDP but decamped to the APC in 2013.

He noted that some of the posters bearing the PDP logo were sent to him within the last two years.

“Therefore I directed my aides to destroy the PDP posters and reserve the APC ones and wait for me to finish consultations and take the final decision.”

He stated this while meeting with his political appointees at the Government House, Kano on Monday. He appealed to them to remove sentiments, fear and sycophancy and to advise him rightly on the matter.

He said he had now become popular and people wished to see him wherever he went across Nigeria, thanks to the projects he initiated in Kano State as well as the transparent nature of his government.

He said people across Nigeria and beyond have called on him to join the race in 2015 and he was assured of their full support. “But that is not enough. Remember the presidential contest is not a joke and one should take critical views from all angles before vowing to the pressure,” he said.


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  • Usman

    I am a testimony to those exceptional projects, keep going, fearless, corrupt free and steadfast leader

  • Halima Lawal

    You see Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso is a rational, trustworthy and brave leader. Indeed He is one in a million !!!
    I never met Him, but I understand His personality by the way and manner He is running His state affairs.
    I believe He is the most appropriate leader for Nigeria hence He is a courageous and trustworthy person . we need a strong leader to keep our Nation moving.

    • the truth

      lol this corrupt man wants to lead you. if your household leadership is vacant, please let him buy a form and rule your home. as for aso rock there is no vacancy. let him go pacify his boko haram boys

  • tsunami1earthquake

    You are popular and people always want to see you wherever you go across Nigeria? And you are still contemplating running for president? Come on, go ahead and test your popularity. Maybe you will have to eat the humble pie like Nuhu Ribadu, place your tail between your legs and go crawling to the PDP for another chance at becoming that party’s member. And from there you can challenge the sitting president or others to a duel during the presidential primaries. Alternatively, ask your current party, the APC, for nomination to fly their presidential candidate flag. I am sure the APC will gladly oblige you, short of giving you a straight ticket. Test your popularity against other aspirants in the party. No need just sitting there in the comfort of Kano Government House and continue to bla, bla and bla. Take action now!

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  • ceweeco projects

    The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation. Stop fooling yourself. I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.