The Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has revealed his readiness to step down his 2023 presidential ambition if he sees a better candidate.
Kwankwaso made this revelation during his interview at the Chatham House in London on Wednesday.
The British Royal Institute of International Affairs hosted the NNPP flag bearer to discuss his policy ideas for improving Nigeria, if elected, after the forthcoming general elections in February.
While fielding questions regarding any circumstance that will make him step aside and cooperate with Labor Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in order to remove the current extraction in Nigeria, he said:
“Go and look at my credentials my brother, I am a Ph.D. holder in Civil Engineering, check what your candidate has. I have been in the system for over 30 years now. I was a civil servant for 17 years, I wasn’t a trader.
“I was the deputy speaker of the house reps in 1992, I was in the constitutional conference elected delegate, the Governor of Kano State for eight years and I was in Senate.”
“If you had been from the North, I am sure you won’t have made that statement for Kwankwaso to withdraw for Labour Party. When we sat down, what I told them is what I will tell you. if they want Kwankwao to withdraw, let’s bring the criteria and select the best. Anytime they have a better candidate, I am ready to talk to him.”
While fielding questions with regards to insecurity, Kwankwaso recalled his time as Defense minister and Special adviser to the president of Somalia and promised to recruit more into the Nigeria armed forces.