Former governor of Kano State and Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso says the main opposition party in Nigeria, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must field a presidential candidate from any of the 3k states (Kano, Katsina or Kaduna) if they want to defeat the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.
The lawmaker made this known in an interview with popular columnist, Dele Momodu.
He said, “PDP needs someone from the 3k States: Kano, Katsina and Kaduna to win the next election. That’s where the votes are. It would be difficult to win if they pick someone from any other zone…”
He also added that if the PDP fields him as their candidate, he will easily defeat Buhari.
“I’m a free man now and available to try my luck elsewhere but I know that PDP is the biggest party and as long as they follow democratic principle, Buhari will easily be defeated, but if they handpick and force any candidate on the party, they will fail,” Kwankwaso opined.
“I can guarantee them that I will beat Buhari if given the chance,” he added.
TheEcho recalls that Senator Kwankwaso has lost the control of the APC in Kano State to the sitting governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje.