- Ahead of 2023, former Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, said he can't say at the moment whether or not he will take a shot at the presidency
- The PDP chieftain said some things are not yet clear and he will need to make consultations before taking a decision
- On zoning, Kwankwaso argued that it is the political parties that should decide the parameter they want to use to select their presidential candidates
FCT, Abuja - Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, has said he has not yet taken any decision on whether or not he will contest for president in 2023.
Appearing as a guest on Arise News TV on Friday, October, the former governor was asked if he would once again fight for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the next general elections.
Responding, the PDP chieftain said he has not taken a decision on it as many things are still unknown at the moment.
He noted that he would also need to make necessary consultations before taking such a big political decision.
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The former minister of defence added that he is in politics to bring positive changes and not just to occupy political positions.
Kwankwaso contested for the PDP's presidential ticket in 2019 but lost to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Governors should not speak on presidential zoning
Speaking on whether or not the presidency should be zoned to the south or thrown to every region, Kwankwaso it is the responsibility of political parties, not any forum or group, to take that decision.
The PDP chieftain said he was surprised that southern governors and their northern counterparts are taking positions on the matter.
He said political parties, especially the PDP and other opposition parties, should look at their circumstances and strategise accordingly.
According to Kwankwaso, two things political parties should consider are; who can win the election and who can do the job.
He said he will support anyone if he feels the person can perform better than him and if people believe he (Kwankwaso) can perform better, they should also support him.
The veteran politician said what is important is for the parties and their leaders to decide where to zone their tickets to ensure victory for them.
Kwankwaso speaks on defection from PDP to APC
The former governor also spoke on the possibility of defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2023. Asked if he will consider returning to the APC amid the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kwankwaso said:
“I am still a member of the PDP.”
The former Kano governor who is the leader of the Kwankwasiyya political movement said he is still a member of the PDP and will continue to work with his colleagues to ensure the party succeeds.