Abuja - Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano
State on Tuesday called for more support for the armed forces to win the
fight against insurgency.
Kwankwaso said this at the inauguration of his campaign
office in Abuja.
According to him, other countries should also join in the
fight against insurgency because if there is peace in Nigeria, they would also
be at peace.
He also appealed to government to take urgent steps to
assist the four states in the North-East namely Adamawa, Borno, Yobe and Bauchi
in eliminating insurgency.
''Governance under the APC will do whatever it takes to
arrest the situations we are in. We support our military, our police and other
security agents in the fight.
''Thousands of our people are displaced; the most
unfortunate ones were killed including the security agents; this menace
has to stop.
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''The military must be supported with the arms and
kit they need so they can defend us properly; our friends across the
world should support us because our peace is their peace.
''Let me specially appeal to those that have something to do
with security that urgent steps need to be taken and quickly too.''
The governor said he was the only aspirant in the APC that
could win the presidency and divide the PDP votes.
''If I can win the presidential ticket during the APC
primary, then 2015 election is a walk-over. I'm the only one that can divide
''If divided in two, the bulk of the votes would be for
me; many of my former colleagues and friends from all cadres in the other
party are going to join us soon,’’ he said.
military governors of Ekiti and Kano states, Mr Niyi Adebayo and Gen. Idris
Garba respectively, were at the inauguration.
Former Gov. Abubakar Audu of Kogi unveiled the campaign