The All Progressives Party (APC) congratulates Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso as he marks his 61st birthday.
The Party celebrates Senator Kwankwaso as a staunch party man, who has contributed immensely to the growth and success of the APC. As one of the key leaders of the New PDP who joined our Party before the last general elections, Kwankwaso remains one of the strong pillars of the party.
We also recall that as governor of Kano State, Kwankwaso was a trailblazer, whose thoughtful leadership and vision led to the transformation of the state, thereby laying a solid foundation on which the current governor is building.
As he marks his birthday, the Party thanks him for his sacrifices and commitment to strengthening democracy in our nation. We wish him a prosperous life and good health.
Kwankwaso was born on 21 October 1956 in Kwankwaso village of Madobi Local Government Area of Kano State. He attended Kwankwaso Primary School, Gwarzo Boarding Senior Primary School, Wudil Craft School and Kano Technical College before proceeding to Kaduna Polytechnic where he did both his National Diploma, and Higher National Diploma.
He did postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom a Middlesex Polytechnic (1982-1983) and Loughborough University of Technology (1983 -1985) where he got his master’s degree in Water Engineering.
Mohammed Rabi’u Musa popularly knows as Rabiu Kwankwaso is a Nigerian politician. He was two times Governor of Kano State from 1999–2003 and 2011–2015. He was the first governor of Kano State in the fourth republic who was elected under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria). Kwankwaso lost re-election bid in 2003 to Ibrahim Shekarau and was in July same year appointed Defense Minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo.
In 2015, Kwankwaso unsuccessfully contested the presidential primaries nomination under the opposition All Progressive Congress, but lost to Muhammad Buhari. He then swap to contest the senatorial seat for Kano Central Senatorial District.