Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state has opened up on his purported presidential aspiration, saying he is still consulting with his constituents on whether he should contest for the highest office in the land come 2015 or not.
The governor made the disclosure on Wednesday when he hosted former lawmakers who served with him at the National Assembly from 1992 to 1993.
“As you know, we’re still in the process of consultation. I am yet to declare (my presidential ambition), if I had declared last week without consulting or seeing you, I believe many of you would have taken offence. I have many constituencies, my hometown, my local government and they stand by me”, he said.
Lamenting the rising security challenges in the country, Kwankwaso said only committed leadership could save the situation and appealed for support for the military and other security agencies.
“It is very sad that this country has to go through this crisis. Let me say that we must support our military and other security agencies. I believe that this is the area that all of us should support our Commander-in-Chief under this difficult circumstance so that he can take this ship to the shores of 2015. And from there by the grace of God and with your commitment, we’ll make him step aside and get a better leadership in this country”, he said.
The Kano governor also condemned the “politicization” of security agencies, saying security officials who are interested in politics should first resign their appointments before uttering political statements.
“You cannot be occupying the position of senior security officer or spokesperson and instead of talking about what is happening in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, briefing the public, people are busy abusing politicians”, he added.