A former governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has appealed to th people of Anambra state to contribute in making him President in the 2019 election to enable him put a stop to the spate of killings by alleged herdsmen across the country.
He reminded the electorate during a meeting with executive members of Kwankwaso Movement and the Hausa community in Ogidi, Anambra State that his first hurdle would be to emerge victorious in the presidential primaries under the platform of a political party he did not name.
Kwankwaso also promised to end unending economic hardship in the country, adding that these are some of the issues that propelled him to contest the 2019 election even as he vowed to use his position to restore the lost glory of the country.
The former Kano governor who later paid a courtesy call on the traditional ruler of Ogidi, Igwe Alex Onyido, informed the monarch, whom he said spent most of his life in Kano State, of his mission to the state.
“Election is not `a do or die’ affair,” he said even as he called on his successor in office, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who he said has been opposing his ambition (to the President) to have a rethink and join him to seek better welfare for Nigerians.
“I have come to see the people of the state and thank them for their support.”
Responding, Igwe Onyido, thanked Kwankwaso for the courtesy call, wishing him well in his future endeavours.
Earlier in his speech, the state Publicity Secretary of the Kwankwaso Movement, Charles Onwuzulike expressed optimism that Kwankwaso would win the presidential election.
“I commend the Hausa community in the state who came to cheer him. Kwakwanso is going to be the President in 2019 election. I promise that you will not regret supporting him.
“The killings across the country, which the present administration did not have solutions to is unfortunate and should be the concern of every right-thinking Nigerian,” he stressed.
In a speech, the state chairman, Chief Eddy Ndiche, commended Kwankwaso for coming to see them in spite of his tight schedules and assured him of massive support of the citizenry.