APC presidential primary election evidence of my popularity — Kwankwaso

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

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.


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  • Marquis di Gorgonzola

    Kwankwaso only came second because of the block votes he got from the states of his co ex-PDP rebel Govnrs. His hallucination of cross-carpeting to clinch the ticket with Amaechi as VP has collapsed like a pack of poorly stacked cards!
    Popularity in APC(Angry-Peoples-Club) is directly proportional to ability to hurl insults and abuses on GEJ. No surprise here that Kwankwaso performed ‘better’ than Atiku. He is better in non-issues based abusive politics.
    Expect the APC e-zombies to crawl out of their cesspits showing their ‘popularity’ with their vulgarity and insults. displaying their poor upbringing.
    Rubbish!

  • aabello

    @ Marquis if we are talking of insults and non issues, one can not go beyond the President advisers in the persons of Okupe and Abati following closely by PDP spokesperson who are always deviating from issues to non issues, raining insults to whoever put forward a constructive criticism against their boss even though that’s what democracy is all about. For your info. GEJ has failed this country and he must be criticized because Nigeria is not his own personal estate ! Unless if one is looking at it from tribal, religious or regional sentiments but it is obvious Nigerians need change from incompetency, ineptitude and corruption.

    • Marquis di Gorgonzola

      For your info too, I am aware GEJ has performed poorly. But any sane discerning mind will first study what the opposition is putting on the table..not shout change for change sake. Same way IBB was cheered wen he kicked his fellow coupist Buhari out. Shebi that was ‘change’ also??
      However, unless you are looking at it from tribal, religious or regional sentiments, IT IS OBVIOUS THE MOST ABUSIVE GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE THE APC POLITICIANS AND SUPPORTERS.
      Why lie to yourself..the whole WorldWideWeb is awash with exhibits of vulgar insults from your co-supporters. Go read previous comments from your friends; ‘Wähala, TundeMESS, Kay, Kay soyemi, glo, screw-em(who might all be the same foul mouthed clown), Etc etc’, and tell me what you see??
      Hypocrite!

    • Marquis di Gorgonzola

      For your info too, I am aware GEJ has performed poorly. But any sane discerning mind will first study what the opposition is putting on the table..not shout change for change sake. Same way IBB was cheered wen he kicked his fellow coupist Buhari out. Shebi that was ‘change’ also??
      However, unless you are looking at it from tribal, religious or regional sentiments, IT IS OBVIOUS THE MOST ABUSIVE GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE THE APC POLITICIANS AND SUPPORTERS.
      Why lie to yourself..the whole WorldWideWeb is awash with exhibits of vulgar insults from your co-supporters. Go read previous comments from your friends; ‘Wähala, TundeMESS, Kay, Kay soyemi, glo, screw-em(who might all be the same foul mouthed clown), Etc etc’, and tell me what you see??
      It is glaring oga..unless you will rather label yourself a HYPOCRITE!!

      • aabello

        Agreed but if a political party ruled for 15 years and could not offer anything meaningful it’s politically, morally and ethically right for citizens to look for change, as power rotation from one party to the other would bring about healthy competition in terms manifestos, ideas and developmental policies against the actualization of one party state that may deviate the party in power from becoming a totalitarian regime and not democratic. Let’s try the opposition and see what the have to offer to the country!

      • aabello

        I didn’t bothered to read your full comment as it is typical of GEJ supporters to deviate from the substance and focused on insults.

        • Marquis di Gorgonzola

          Oga, i am not a GEJ supporter. You replied above by saying ‘agreed’..meaning u read my comment. Why pretend now and say u didn’t read it in full? Be real my friend. I have no time for insults..and it appears u don’t either, which is good.
          Your comment above the last made sense..why spoil it with the last gibberish??
          I never for once expected anything good from the PDP regime and I agree we need a change..but change from what to what? Frying pan to fire? But that is the beauty of democracy..u are entitled to your opinion while I am certainly entitled to mine.
          Kudos for not lowering yurself to the nauseating standards of yur friends I listed above. You will do well to advice them them to stop polluting the waves with their foul language.
          But hey, if that’s what makes them sleep well at night …..

  • Frank Bassey

    That is Naira-induced popularity. You can’t be popular beyond your 44 LGAs

    • Amir

      What popularity did the present occupant have before he was pushed by Obasanjo to become president? Kwankwaso contested as his own man rather than arranging ‘adoptions’ because of lack of confidence. Anything ‘adopted’ is not original.

      • Hah!

        I concur.

  • Abdulkadir

    Many things are fast unraveling in our beloved country and many more
    changes will be unraveled in the days, weeks, and months to come. We all
    crave for good things but we must first do good to have a good society.
    Nigeria needs Buhari, or any other person who is an embodiment of
    similar strength of purpose to liberate the country. To the people who
    will say must it be Buhari? My answer is, it mustn’t be. But in Buhari
    we see not only the integrity, honesty and strength of character, we see
    also the follower-ship; and that is what is salable in a true
    democratic setting. Go all the way Buhari. SEE YOU IN THE ASO ROCK COME
    2015. SAI KA YI.

  • Kitunde

    No one has read this?
    Come on guys…err but I will later.

  • Ekpetu

    Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the best president Nigeria ever had. History will be kind to you sir.

  • Kickboxer

    Great job GEJ.
    However SE/SS must stop carrying the burden of CIVILIZING Nigeria. SE/SS must stop trying to create a civilized Nigeria when they are dealing with illiterates, semi-literates, Islamists who have undermined our secular Constitution in Muslim enclaves, and in the South West where the contributions of Nigerians are now being undermined.

    There must be a change in the way SE/SS relate to those who now believe that they have monopoly of violence against other nationalities or frustrating SE/SS persons in government, business, and other sectors.

    I am against secession. I am for FIRE for FIRE…….if they kill any SE/SS person there must be PUNISHMENT for it clearly delivered so that there is no doubt about the intention. AGAIN, SE/SS must stop carrying the burden of Nigeria. IT IS NOW ENOUGH.