‘I’ll soon declare my stand on 2023 presidency’, says Kwankwaso
Former Kano State governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said he is making consultations to decide his presidential ambition in 2023.
He said on Channels television’s Sunday Politics that he is wants to vie for Nigeria’s presidency in the next presidential election in 2023 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He expressed his disagreement with the touted power rotation between the North and the South, saying such considerations are irrelevant.
He also said religious considerations for the choice of a president and vice-president are equally not appropriate.
Asked if he is working towards contesting for the presidency, Kwakwaso responded “Right at the moment, I am making all the necessary consultations and contacts. We have friends all over the country; we are talking to each other and I believe that we are almost there because this is 2022 and the election itself is coming (in the) the first quarter of 2023.
“I think it is a matter of a little bit of patience. I think in the next couple of months, everything will be clear and we will even invite you to come and hear our position on the issue of the contest. We don’t just go into the field.”
On rotating the between the North and South, he said “Many people are mixing what ordinarily shouldn’t come together at all. We have PDP, we have APC, we have APGA and we have many other parties today in this country. The issue of where a party puts its presidency or vice-presidency is a matter of strategy.”
The ex-governor noted that he had always supported presidential candidates from the South since the defunct Third Republic.
He explained that he was not considering dumping the PDP to rejoin the All Progressives Congress.
Recall that Kwankwaso, alongside President Buhari and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, contested for APC’s presidential ticket in 2015. He also tried his hands on it in 2019.
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