From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
Kano State gubernatorial aspirant, under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Malam Salihu Sagir Takai, claimed that his reelection bid is not a do-or-die affair, so he is not desperate to become the state’s governor.
Takai, who made this known when he formerly declared his intention to contest for the gubernatorial election in the state in 2015, yesterday in Kano, also said “There is nothing like desperation to become the governor of this state in the 2015 elections. I have reiterated in my address that is not a do-or-die affair, as such, there is nothing like desperation.”
Takai, who lost the guber race in 2011 against the incumbent governor, Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, noted that, instead of using foul means to achieve his political desires, he would do his best for PDP in the state to nominate him as its candidate for the forthcoming elections.
“ It would not be a do-or-die affair; where foul means are used to achieve the desired ends. Instead, we would do our best to convince our party to justify its confidence to put us forward as its gubernatorial candidate in the forthcoming elections.” He said.
The gubernatorial hopeful, who expressed hoped that the PDP may not need to go into primaries among the many contestants, revealed that the party has commenced the process of reconciliation amongst them to come out with a single consensus candidate.
The former commissioner for Local Government during the former governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau’s administration, vowed to work towards development of economy, security and education in the state.
He however appealed to his supporters to be of good conduct and remain peaceful, by avoiding foul language against opponents during campaigns.