The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso on Wednesday highlighted some criteria that qualify him to be elected as the next President of Nigeria.
Speaking at the Chatham House in London, Kwankwaso took a swipe at the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi when he stated that he is a Ph.D. holder and not a trader.
The NNPP candidate said he has more experience to handle the presidency having been in the system for over 30 years.
The former Kano State Governor boasted that he was in the civil service for 17 years, deputy speaker of the house in 1992; and also a Senator.
He said he is ready to engage any other candidate that has better qualifications than him, arguing that competence and not sentiment should be used in choosing the next President of Nigeria.
In his words, “I’m a PhD holder in civil engineering. I check your candidate for what he has. I have been in the system for over 30 years now. I was a civil servant for 17 years. I wasn’t a trader.
“I was deputy speaker of the house in 1992; I was in the constitutional conference elected delegates. I was governor of Kano state for eight years. I was in the Senate. If anyone wants Kwankwaso to withdraw, let’s bring criteria and select the best
“Anytime I have a better candidate, I’m ready to talk to him. If you have a party which is based on ethnicity and religion — that is the difference between the Labour Party and our party, which is a national party.”