by Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo
A delegation of the ‘Nigeria Project 2015’, the presidential campaign organ of Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, yesterday visited former Kogi state governor Abubakar Kogi State, where they held a closed-door meeting which lasted for five hours.
The delegation was led by Hon. Habibu Sale Mohammed, the chairman of the Fagge Local government Area of Kano state. He briefed journalists shortly after the meeting and said “When we get home, we are going to brief Kwankwaso that Kogi State APC is fully behind his aspiration to win the presidential ticket of the APC during the party primary election.”
“We are in Kogi State to meet with our leader, the former governor of state, Audu, and other stakeholders to sell the aspiration of Kwankwaso to the good people of APC and the entire Kogi State that come 2015, the Kano State governor is fully prepared to win the presidential election in the country.
“However, he had sent us to consult and meet leaders of the party across the country on the need to cast their vote for him during the primary election of the party. The governor has done well in the state and he wants to do the same for the country if given the mandate by Nigerians to become the next president of the country.”
He added that: “At present, Kano is one of the best states in the country as the governor has transformed it to a modern state where a lot of overhead bridges have been constructed; new state university, modern primary and secondary schools built; scholarship to students and reduction in youth unemployment among others.
“This is the type of person Nigerians need to lead them and I can tell you that our governor had delivered on all his campaign promises he made to the people of the state. He had eradicated drug abuse among the youths by recruiting many of them into the state traffic management agency and the state road maintenance agency.”
He also appealed to Nigerians to support the presidential aspiration of the Kano State governor who said has impressed in three years as Governor of kano state “He had done it in the state within three years in office as governor, he can do the same as president of Nigeria.”