Apparently inspired by the election of George Weah as Liberian President, Nigerian football legend, Nwankwo Kanu has announced his intention to run for President of Nigeria in 2019.
The 41-year-old former Arsenal FC forward is set to throw his hat into the political ring and contest the presidential seat with President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.
In an interview with Goal.com, Kanu said: “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,” Kanu, who also had a successful career in Europe, added.
“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,” he said.