The Kano state Governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has said that his participation and performance at the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress as a testimony of his growing political stature across the country.
“I joined the race in order to win the election. however, I came second. I am happy because I am now known all over the country.”
Mr. Kwankwaso said this on Friday in an interview with journalists in his office, saying, “I started (the race) very late, just two months ago but I got second position.”
The governor said by its transparent and incident-free primary, the APC had demonstrated that it is capable of holding free and fair elections.
He thanked all delegates that participated in the just concluded National congress, especially those who voted for him for their maturity and decorum.
The governor maintained that prior to the election, all the five aspirants of the APC promised to support the winner of the contest, adding that he would support the candidature of Muhammadu Buhari 100 per cent, until he wins the presidential election next year.
He said Mr. Buhari has the capacity to address the insecurity problems bedeviling the nation, and described the APC presidential candidate as very honest, committed and determined to bring positive changes in the country.
“Buhari”, Kwankwaso said, has promised in his acceptance speech, to address corruption, insecurity as well as to promote and promote patriotism among Nigerians as well as to stop divisiveness in religion, ethnicity and regionalism.
The governor blamed the ruling PDP under President Goodluck Jonathan for the difficulties and insecurity facing the nation, assuring that in the 2015 election, the electorate would vote PDP out of power because it is already incapacitated.
He said the APC would win the 2015 gubernatorial election and all other elective posts in Kano state, adding that the state would also vote for Mr. Buhari to become Nigeria’s next president.
Asked whether he would contest for a senatorial seat following his failure to get his party’s presidential ticket, Mr. Kwankwaso said he was consulting with political associates and would make his position known soon.
“For over 20 years I have been an active politician,” adding that he would continue to be so for the rest of his life.