A former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwakwaso, has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pick its presidential candidate from the North West.
The aspirant said this would help the party win in 2019 as the region has the highest voter population.
Kwankwaso spoke in Benin on Monday while addressing PDP delegates and members during his nationwide tour.
His words: “If you are selecting a candidate, you have to under this circumstances look at the geography, history and population of the country.
“It is a common knowledge based on previous census that Kano State is the most populous state and North West is the most populous region in the country.
“The South South and South East are very solid in the PDP. I believe that with what we will do in the North and what will come out in the South West, PDP will be victorious in the 2019 presidential election.”
The former Minister of Defence appealed to the party to check the facts and figures before selecting its candidate.
“Everyone can contest to get the party’s ticket and getting it is one thing, but the most important thing is winning the election. I am better qualified for the ticket.
“I am in the PDP to add value and I believe it is only Kwankwaso that can bring this to table in all the states of the federation,” he said.