Football great, Nwankwo Kanu says he wants to be the President of Nigeria and will run for the highest office.

He said he was inspired by George Weah who is now the President of Liberia.

While announcing his intention to run for president, the 1996 and 1999 African Player of the Year addressed a number of his supporters. He 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. “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 is hoping to become Nigeria’s fifth president in the fourth Republic by unseating incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.