By Bode Olagoke
A political group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN) has called on the former Kano State governor and Senator representing Kano Central, Engr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to get ready to contest the presidential race in 2019 general elections.
The group said that Nigerians are fed up with what is described as ‘divisive leadership, hence the firm believe that Sen. Kwankwaso can rescue the nation economically and politically,’ adding that ‘it is clear from the body language of Nigerians that there is a strong trust for Kwankwaso to reposition the country. ”
In a statement signed in Abuja Sunday by the National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Ikonomwan Francis said Kwankwaso has become a household name in the country backed up by his numerous achievements as a former governor, hence the need to manage the popularity to realise his 2019 presidential ambition.
“In view of the turbulent times Nigeria is enmeshed in due to corrupt leadership of PDP and Buhari’s leadership of a sleeping giant; life has been almost a hell for Nigerians, we are therefore expectant of a new leadership that will bring back our smiles as Nigerians.
“It is our firm believe that Kwankwaso will provide solutions to most of the ills of the present administration, he will put food once again on the table of Nigerians.
“Nigerians are hungry and thirsty for a paradigm shift; we want a change, but not just a change, but a change from the old order of corruption, insensitivity to the people’s feelings, rule of law, etc. Therefore, Nigerians have firm believe that Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s credentials meet their expectations.
“Furthermore, as an astute politician who was highly mentored by the late Aminu Kano, he is very dogged and has the capacity to strengthen our great Party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).”