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General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2023


Chatham: I’ll withdraw from 2023 race if I see a better candidate - Kwankwaso

Rabiu Kwankwaso Rabiu Kwankwaso

Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has said he is ready to drop his 2023 presidential ambition if he finds a better candidate in the race.

Kwankwaso, who is a 2-term governor of Kano state disclosed this while speaking on his political credentials at the Chatham House on Wednesday, January 18.

The Chatham House is a research institute that is also called the British Royal Institute of International Affairs.

He also promised to revamp the economy and make the environment conducive enough for businesses to thrive and open the door for more investment if he was elected as president in the forthcoming poll.

In his address at the Chatham House, the former governor of Kano state vowed to deal with poverty and poor education in the northern part of the country.

Speaking on security, the NNPP candidate recalled his time when he was Defense minister and special adviser to the President of Somalia while promising mass recruitment into the Nigeria armed forces.

Kwankwaso is in the 2023 presidential race with the likes of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.