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 2023 I control large votes come to me Kwankwaso tells Tinubu others
File photo of former Osun State governor, Bisi Akande (Middle) embracing Kwankwaso while Tinubu looks on with keen interest.

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, former Kano Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, says he has control over a large number of votes that can sway victory to any serious contender.

Kwankwaso made this known while speaking in an interview with  Chude Jideonwo.

According to the ex-governor, he worked for President Muhammadu Buhari after he was convinced not because of his tribe or money.

Kwankwaso urged presidential aspirants to come to him, adding that the presidency is not an appointment but by who is capable.

PlatinumPost reports that former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, among others, have declared interest for the 2023 presidential seat under the two major political parties, the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party.

READ ALSO:Why I left PDP For NNPP – Kwankwaso

Speaking on the presidential race, Kwankwaso said, “My former colleagues in government met in Lagos and said the presidency has to go to them, how? Come and talk to me, we control votes, it is not an appointment.

“Convince me, other people convinced me from that side, at least from Abiola’s days till this moment

“Convince me, other people convinced me from that side, at least from Abiola’s days till this moment, people will come.

“Even Buhari convinced me at that particular time and I worked for him not because he had money or anything or because he is the only Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba or anything and that’s exactly what it is, and that’s exactly what we are doing.

“Every day we are working round the clock to convince our friends across the country that this is where we are, this is what we have done, this is what we are to do this is the capacity we have and it’s based on that, not because I am a Muslim or I am a Christian or I am Hausa or I am Yoruba.

“No! And you see, in 2023, eyes don open.”

Recall that Kwankwaso recently defected from the from the PDP to the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.

He has a strong fan base in the North as well as a number of Southern states.

The former Minister of Defence and Kano Central Senator (2015 – 2019) is the leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement which has around 2 million members across Nigeria.

He mentioned that he may be considering launching a second force ahead of the 2023 election in order to be where he’ll be taken seriously.

 

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