Former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has said that he might contest in the 2023 presidential election.
The former Kano Central Senator disclosed that he is consulting widely with important stakeholders on joining the 2023 presidential race.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain made the submission in an interview with DW Hausa in Kano on Wednesday.
Kwankawaso added that he is yet to make a decision to contest in the forthcoming presidential election, adding that he has huge support that is enough to contest for the number one position.
He said politics is all about patience and hard work, and that it was normal with the system to experience good and bad situations.
Kwankwaso said: “In this kind of situation we are not rushing to make decisions.
So, we are critically watching and consulting the right people to advise us and whatever I decide will be communicated to our people. We have huge support that is enough to contest for anything.
We have people everywhere not only in Nigeria. Some people think that we only have people in Kano or in the north, but the truth is we have people in Asia, America and Europe.”
Speaking further, Kwankwaso denied rumours that he is planning to dump the opposition PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former governor also refuted reports that he is in negotiations with the APC or its leaders in returning to the ruling party.
He said: “The issue of my decamping to APC has been raised severally at different times.
This is not the first time. Many people are saying it and this is worth celebrating in politics that you become the talk of the news all the time.
It is a symbol of integrity and that people are always with us. For now, I’m not aware of this and I’m not in any discussion with anybody about decamping to APC. So, that is it for now.”