Nigerian football legend, Nwankwo Kanu on Tuesday announced he will run in the 2019 Nigeria presidential election.
The 41-Year-old former Arsenal FC and Inter Milan forward said his major aim is to tackle insecurity because the present administration has failed in its responsibility to protect Nigerians.
Kanu told Goal.com, “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. George Weah’s victory in Liberia is a pointer that this dream is very realistic with you all on my side.
The presidential election holds on 16 February 2019.