Former Super Eagles player, Kanu Nwankwo declares his intention to run for Presidency in 2019. During the interview he granted recently, Papilo has joined the presidential race contest ahead of 2019.
Nwankwo Kanu is a 41 year old retired Nigerian footballer who played as a forward. He was a member of the Nigerian National Team and later captained the Eagles for 16 years from 1994 until 2010. The Nigerian two-time African Player of the year winner hopes to restore honor back to the nation as most countries believe Nigeria is a home of corruption.
The Abia state native has always e his expressed his love and interest for politics especially after he ended his football career at Portsmouth in 2012. In his words, Kanu promises to improve standard of living of Nigeria and for Nigerians.
“My presence here today is about the future of our country and the happiness of our people. The last 18 years of leadership has witnessed a decline in all critical sectors of life in Nigeria, plus general insecurity in the land. Also, I’ll do all it takes to wrestle corruption which has become blatant and widespread. The rest of the world looks at Nigeria as the home of corruption. If I get your mandate, I promise to do things differently and restore honour and integrity to public service by keeping the best and attracting the best” Kanu said.
“George Weah’s victory in Liberia is a pointer that this dream is very realistic with you all on my side.” He added.