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Ahead of his bid to contest the 2019 presidential election, former Governor of Kano State and the senator representing Kano Central senatorial district, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has stormed Anambra to seek the support of the people of the state.
Kwankwaso who was in the state Monday to meet with the executive members of Kwankwasiyya Movement and other members of the Hausa community in the state, called for their support to clinch the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Kano State governor while addressing members of the group, pleaded for their support for his presidential ambition, stressing that the first hurdle would be to emerge victorious in the presidential primaries.
He noted that indiscriminate killings and the unending economic hardship on the people informed his resolve to contest the election, vowing to use his position to restore the lost glory of the country.
Kwankwaso on arrival, first paid a courtesy call on the traditional ruler of Ogidi, Igwe Alex Onyido, where he explained his mission to the royal father whom he said spent most of his life in Kano State.
“I have come to see the people of the state and thank them for their support.
“Election is not a do-or-die affair and my successor, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who was opposing my ambition should have a rethink and join me to seek better welfare for Nigerians.’’
Kwankwaso and his successor, Ganduje have been at war for the soul of APC in Kano State, with the later staunchly working for President Buhari to thwart his predecessor’s ambition.
Igwe Onyido thanked Kwankwaso for the courtesy call and wished him well in his future endeavours.
Earlier in his speech, the state Publicity Secretary of the Kwankwasiyya Movement, Mr. Charles Onwuzulike said, Kwankwaso is going to be the president in 2019 election.
“I commend the Hausa community in the state who came to cheer him. I promise that you will not regret supporting him.
“The killings across the country, which the present administration does not have solutions to is unfortunate and should be the concern of every right-thinking Nigerian.’’