By Augustine Akhilomen
In a bid to curb the continuous increase in the nation’s level of corruption, ex-international, Nwankwo Kanu has declared his intention to run for the 2019 Presidential Election.
The two-time CAF player of the year who won the U-17 World Cup in 1993 and also the Olympic gold medal in 1996, told goal.com that he wants to follow in the footsteps of former CAF and World player of the year, George Weah, who is now the Liberia President.
“My presence here today is about the future of our country and the happiness of our people,” Kanu said on Goal.
“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.
“George Weah’s victory in Liberia is a pointer that this dream is very realistic with you all on my side.”
Kanu, 41, will be hoping to unseat incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari during the Nigerian general elections which will be held in Nigeria on 16 February 2019.