Kwankwaso began his political career in 1992, after 17 years of public service as a water engineer. He was a member of the House of Representatives
Former two-term governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso will on Wednesday formally declare his presidential ambition on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to a statement issued by the Kwankwaso Presidential Campaign Committee, the ceremony holds at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
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The campaign organisation stated that the senator is relying on his wealth of experience in both political and public service, extensive legacies, uncommon capacity to govern and his vision and mission to put Nigerians first as his selling points.
As governor of Kano State and essentially based on his Kwankwasiyya ideology, Kwankwaso pioneered a lot of critical policies including free education, the popular free school feeding programme, provision of massive education infrastructure and postgraduate oversea scholarship for Kano indigenes and non-indigenes. Kwankwaso began his political career in 1992, after 17 years of meritorious public service as a water engineer.
A great grassroots politician, he was a member of the House of Representatives and was elected Deputy Speaker in the aborted Third Republic.
In 2003, he was appointed Minister of Defence and in 2006 was appointed special adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Darfur and Somalia.
His revolutionary approach to human capital development and reformation of political thugs and miscreants through capacity building programmes and financial and materials empowerment is uncommon and verifiable which boosted the economy of Kano and made the state much safer for human habitation and businesses to thrive.
‘’Dignitaries from all walks of life across the country and the diaspora are expected to attend the declaration’’ the statement stated.