A presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has called on party stakeholders to unite in order to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections.
Addressing party supporters at the PDP secretariat in Minna, Niger state on Wednesday, the former Kano state governor urged the party stakeholders to jettison partisan sentiment and unite against common enemy.
“All contestants and other stakeholders should unite in the general interest of our party and country,” he said, adding that it was necessary for the party to manage the outcome of its convention to avoid rancor.
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He also urged the party leadership to be fair to all aspirants during its forthcoming primaries by ensuring level playing field for all.
The former governor who was silent on the issue of consensus said that whoever emerges after the primaries will get his maximum support.
The presidential aspirant regretted supporting President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 presidential election, saying the gesture was a mistake he is not willing to make again in his political life.
He said the APC-led administration has failed to address the challenges that gave birth to the formation of a mega party, adding that “this is not the change I supported.
“We sought for change in 2015 and along the line, I realised the change only brought about more killings, hunger, under-development, poverty and unemployment.
“I will not support or remain in that type of change, that is why I am back to the PDP to change the change that has brought untold hardship on Nigerians”, he noted.
The aspirant who lamented the state of infrastructure across the country, said he was particularly angry about the state of Minna-Suleja road which according to him, was a good example of the APC’s idea of change.