Kano State Commissioner of Agriculture, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, has declared his intention to represent the state’s Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
The seat is currently occupied by former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Gawuna made the declaration at his Gawuna ward, Nassarawa Local Government on Thursday.
He stated the he was not afraid of Kwankwaso’s popularity and political strength.
Gawuna said that his type of politicking has made him a dogged fighter who is not afraid of anyone.
“My People know who Gawuna is. They know the kind of politics I play and they also know that fear of a contest is not part of my political life. We that, we are going out in full force to clinch the seat,” he said.
“Let me make it clear that the Governor is not in any way behind my contest. Although he is my boss but he doesn’t need to push me before I declare my intention as you know.
“I am still a member of the Kano State Executive Council and I believe Governor Ganduje would not interfere with the primaries of the party. But what I know is that he has confidence in me and what I can do.
“I am going to the Senate to change the dwindling misfortune of the Senate as they are being perceived by many Nigerians as enemies of democracy.
“In fact, that challenge has been taken up by the able national chairman of our great party APC and we shall all join hands to achieved it”.