Former governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has declared to contest for the country presidential seat under the Peoples Democratic Party’s platform.

He made this known on Monday through a letter to journalists, adding that he had consulted adequately and would be contesting comes 2019.

He said, “In response to these calls, and in view of the seeming intricacies and the boundless complexities involved in such a national assignment, I have consulted across the geopolitical zones and different interest groups, who examined and appraised the issue and advised me accordingly.

“I have therefore decided to accept the clarion calls, and will in due course and in accordance with the guidelines of my party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), offer my humble self for the contest of the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the forthcoming 2019 general elections,” Shekarau said.