Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, has explained the rationale behind his decision to vie for the presidency of Nigeria.
He said he is vying for the nation’s highest post to correct the mistakes of the last 18 years.
Kanu added that since former Liberian footballer, George Weah could be elected president in his country, he could win in Nigeria too.
Speaking with Goal, 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.”
The former Arsenal, Inter Milan and Ajax star 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.”
Kanu has yet to declare for any political party though.
The presidential election is scheduled for February 16, 2019.