A former governor of Kano state and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said that he will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari with ease if given his party’s ticket in 2019.
Kwankwaso made this known while speaking on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Jos, Plateau state during a consultation visit to the north-central state.
According to him, he has the electoral value to wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking, he said that:
“I come from a state which has the highest number of voters that can sway an election in my favour”.
“If I pick the PDP ticket, I will be the next president of this nation.
“I have the hunger to save Nigeria from its current troubles. I have my plan to make Nigeria a better country for all.
“I have massive support from the North West and will get even more supporters if given the ticket”.
He promised to run an all-inclusive government, a leadership virtue he accused the APC administration of lacking.
“A key solution to Nigeria’s problems is a participatory government that will ward off mutual suspicion and distrust.
“It will address the gap in communication which is largely responsible for farmer/herder clashes, religious violence and ethnic crisis in the country”.
Kwankwaso who is also a senator accused the current government of failing to eradicate hunger and unemployment.
He promised to pay special attention to infrastructure, security and education if elected. According to him:
“Free education will be my priority just like it was in Kano. As governor, I sponsored more than 1000 students to the best schools in Nigeria and abroad; I want to replicate that, if elected”.