Abuja - Kano State Governor and a presidential aspirant of the All People Congress, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has denied reports the is under pressure to step down for other aspirants of the party.
“I’m not under any pressure to step down for anybody. In fact, nobody asked me to step down for anybody and doing that will not be even good for the party," he said.
"People are used to either small parties or let me say medium-sized parties where people sit down and choose somebody in a room. Now we are talking about APC mega party which is not ANPP, CPC, APGA or CAN,” he added.
He said people should look at example of the ruling People Democratic Party where from 1999 to 2011, presidential aspirants had to go for primary elections not arranged election.
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"It’s a collection of all and we always tell people to look at the example of PDP. Even when we have sitting presidents in 2003 and 2011 there were elections, serious elections. And that’s why the PDP has been winning all along and all others who are making arranged elections are losing elections.”
Kwankwaso added that the ruling party had decided to do their own primary in the Villa and the APC was going to the field.
“That shows us clearly that APC will win elections and the PDP will lose in 2015. I believe that since this party is very strong, all candidates should go round the country and campaign, bring in more hands, more people. And that’s exactly what we are doing."
He was confident ahead of the poll.
"One of the advantages that I have is that it is not only APC that will vote, the PDP will also vote for me in the general elections.”
- CAJ News