by Aminu Tukur
The Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has formally declared his intention to contest for the Presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
Kwankwaso made the declaration at the old parade ground in Abuja, while telling the mammoth crowd that he has worked ceaselessly to ensure infrastructural development in his state, as well as paying optimum attention to education.
His declaration rally had in attendance, chieftains of the party, and some governors of the APC-ruled states.
Read excerpts of his declaration speech below:
“Today, I take this call and formally declare my interest to seek for election as the APC Presidential candidate in the 2015 presidential election. It is only the APC that has what it takes to stop the misrule of the Peoples Democratic Party and also has the power to reverse the decay that is suffocating our country.”
“Our party is built with Nigerians in focus. We are the only party that practice internal democracy that believes that free and fair election is the only guideline to sustaining democracy. My crave to serve and save our country drove me to join in the race for the House of Representative, representing Kano State years ago,” he said.
“The call to save our country has never been louder, clearer and more unambiguous than now. Governance has been reduced to incompetence and mediocrity. To save our country we must walk the journey however difficult.”