Kwankaso denies ambition

By The Citizen

Kano State Goovernor, Rabi'u Kwankwaso, has denied a report that he would declare his presidential ambition at the right time, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

A statement by the governor's Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Halilu Dantiye, issued in Kano on Friday, described the story as 'a misrepresentation of fact.''

It stated that the governor had never made any statement that suggested that he would contest the presidency of Nigeria in 2015.

'The statement is a misrepresentation of fact, as the governor never made any statement that suggests that he intends to contest the presidency of this country come 2015.

'We, therefore, wish to state unequivocally that Governor Rabi'u Kwankwaso, currently serving his second and final term as governor of Kano State, has not declared interest to vie for the presidency of this country or for any elective position.

'What Kwankwaso said was that at the moment, he is focusing on critical issues of development and security in Kano State and that will make his position on his political future known in due course.'