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Kwankwas may drop presidential ambition for Senate

27 October 2014, 16:33

Kano - Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano is coming under pressure to drop his presidential ambition under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and take a shot at the Senate in the 2015 general elections, reports NewsDay.

Kwankwaso is being persuaded by his supporters to drop the presidential ambition and focus on the Senate because forces within the APC are favourably disposed to either former Head of State Muhammadu Buhari or former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerging as the party’s standard –bearer in the presidential election.

Also read: Mark declines support for Kwankwaso

Kwankwaso was reportedly told by his supporters to change his plans due to emerging indicators that the choice of the party leaders is between Buhari and Atiku.

If he eventually decides to go for the Senate and get his party’s ticket, Kwankwaso will be contesting against Bashir Garba Lado, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member who has occupied the position since 2011.

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