Former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, will officially
declare his presidential ambition for the 2019 election on Wednesday,
a statement by the Kwankwaso Presidential Campaign Committee, has
The statement, signed by a member of the committee Mr Taiwo Adekanla,
was released in Abuja on Monday.
It said that Kwankwaso, a senator representing Kano Central, would
join the presidential race at a rally to be held at the Eagle Square
The statement said that part of Kwankwaso’s policy direction, if
elected, would be massive infrastructural development across the
“It is imperative for us to embark on massive infrastructural
turn-around across the country.
“This includes the judicious management of the nation’s resources
without necessarily mortgaging the future of the country on excessive
foreign loans and its attendant burden.
“This will eliminate insecurity in all its forms across the country
and return Nigeria to the path of prosperity,” it said.
It listed some of the aspirant’s achievements as governor to include
his popular “Free School Feeding Programme’’ and free uniform for
primary schools, based on his ‘Kwankwasiyya’ ideology.
If nominated by his party, it will be Kwankwaso’s second attempt at
getting the presidential ticket, but on different political parties’
First was in 2014 when he ran against President Muhammadu Buhari and
others for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the
2015 election. He came second in the contest.