Immediate past Governor of Kano State and Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Rabiu Kwankwaso has flagged off his bid to contest the 2019 presidency.
He was in Anambra State on Thursday, where he met with the leadership of his group, the Kwankwaso Movement, and the Hausa community in the state.
Kwankwaso visited the house of the Anambra State Chairman of Kwankwaso Movement, Eddy Ndiche, met with the executive members of the movement as well as the Hausa community in the state.
In his address at the gathering, the presidential hopeful asked for the support of the people to enable him achieve his presidential ambition. He noted that the first hurdle would be to emerge victorious in the primary election.
He listed incessant killings and economic meltdown as what informed his decision to contest.
His words: “I am in this contest because I want to restore the lost glory of the country. I have come to see the people of the state and thank them for their support to me. The South-East region is important in this journey because we cannot do without them.
“Election is not a do-or- die and my successor, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who is opposing my ambition should have a rethink and join me to better the welfare of Nigerians.
“The only hurdle before us is the primary election. I assure you, if I am able to win the primaries, winning the main election will not be difficult because I know I will win.”
Kwankwaso commended the Hausa community in the state for coming out en-masse to show support for one of their own.
He described the recent killings in the country as unfortunate and called on the Federal Government to show more concern towards the governed.
Recall that Kwankwaso contested and came second behind President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2014 APC Presidential primary held in Lagos.