Kwankwaso To Declare Presidential Ambition In Abuja Wednesday

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

in Abuja.

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.