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Published On: Fri, Aug 8th, 2014

2015: Group urges Kwankwaso to contest presidential election

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Governor Rabiu Musa KwankwasoBy Ali Abare Abubakar

A group, the Coalition for Change, Security and National Development (CCSND), has urged the Kano state Governor, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to heed the call by Nigerians to contest the presidential election by 2015.

CCSND, a coalition of concerned citizens at individual and organizational levels from across the 36 states and the FCT, made the call yesterday during a World Press Conference which held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Abuja.

While noting that the upcoming political transition in 2015 is the most important since the country’s amalgamation 100 years ago, CCSND, in a speech read by Comrade Ikonomwan Francis, SSA, Inter Party Affairs to the Edo state Governor, maintained that the stakes are indeed high for every citizen in the collective determination of the destiny of the country, stressing that no chance should be taken in the expectation of the outcome in 2015.

The group however stated that its desire for 2015 transition is to usher in a leadership that symbolizes the greatness of the country in Africa and beyond, driven by a leader who is courageous and irreversibly committed to the unity, progress, security and development of the country, Africa and the black race.

According to the CCSND, Nigerians are fed up with divisive leadership and demand for a leader whom they can respect not pity, adding that members of the group have collectively decided to search for such a leader under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that in the spirit of equity, fairness, balanced development, recognized the need for such a leader to emerge from the North.

The group said it is in recognition of these facts, at this critical juncture of the country’s political life and after extensive consultation that “we wish to express the desire of the Nigerian youths, women and professional groups at home and abroad for His Excellency, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to heed the call to duty and come forward in his undoubted patriotism, offering his service, expertise, experience and wisdom to lead Nigeria as President come 2015 under the New Party for a New Nigeria, the APC.”

In a goodwill message, Ahmed Sajoh, spokesman of the former governor of Adamawa state, while highlighting the leadership qualities of Kwankwaso, said Nigerians need a leader that is competent, experienced and exposed, not leaders whose world outlook is not beyond their villages.

“We need a leader that is capable and able, not a leader that will rule this country by guess work. We need a leader that will take charge; that will be in control, not a leader that will blame every other person for the failure in the system other than himself. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has gone beyond these levels of doubts” Sajoh stated.

CCSND, whose membership is open to all groups and individuals of like-minds across Nigeria and the Diaspora, said it intends to actualize its vision, the attainment of positive change in Nigerian socio-political and economic landscape through responsible leadership, through the sensitization and mobilizing support for Gov Kwankwaso for President in 2015 on the APC platform via the Kwankwasiyya Mach II.


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