Former Governor of Kano State and now a Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Rabiu Kwankwaso says he has not made up his mind about contesting the presidential election in 2019.

Kwankwaso also ruled out the possibility of him duping the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite his fight with his successor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

In an interview on Friday, Kwankwaso said as a politician, one of the major motivating factors is being able to contest in an election.

"The issue of decamping or leaving APC is not on the table now. We are looking at how the various stakeholders in our party will look at the situation, not only in Kano but there are many other places that something should be done,” he said.

“People who understand democracy go into politics first and foremost as politicians. From 1991 to date, I contested 16 elections and won 14 and lost two.

“Even the two are important to me because anybody who is in this age of politics who has never contested an election, or contested and only won or lost, to us is not yet complete. We can’t call him a complete politician.

“When the time comes, we look at ourselves, if we realise there is need to contest, we contest.  I think that decision will be made at the appropriate time. Now I am a senator, I am a very happy and contented politician.”

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Asked to score the performance of the APC-led federal government, the ex-Kano governor said: “So far so good, the administration is doing its best, so also the party.

“But I hope the government and our party should do much more than what we have seen in the last three years so that by 2019, the good people of this country can come out again and vote for our candidates from the councillorship up to the position of president under the party.

“This last one year is very crucial for the party, the government and the country.”


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