Former Governor of Kano State and Senator representing Kano Central Rabiu Kwankwaso on Wednesday formally declared his presidential ambition in Abuja.

The venue of the declaration is Chida Hotel,Utako Abuja after he was stopped from using the Eagles Square.

Kwankwaso formerly of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) will be looking to emerge the presidential flagbearer of the People's Democratic Party.

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Kwankwaso were among the 15 senators who announced their defection in July.

The notice of defection was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber.

14 of the lawmakers moved to the PDP while Abdulaziz Nyako, senator representing Adamawa central, defected to Action Democratic Congress (ADC).


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