27th June, 2022
The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has dismissed insinuations that he may go into alliance with the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 election.
The former Kano state governor who spoke during a visit to Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital at the weekend, said he would never return to the main opposition party because it has no clear-cut agenda for the nation.
“Don’t forget we have candidates across board now in NNPP ahead of the 2023 elections, so you will expect me to leave and join others in the PDP?
“It is not going to happen. I was a foundation member of the two major parties and they have nothing to offer again, that is why I left them and I can’t go back,” he said.
Kwankwaso asked Nigerians to reject the candidates of All Progressives Congress, APC and PDP in 2023, saying they have failed to deliver dividends of democracy to the people, saying this reflects in the level of insecurity, joblessness, economic deprivation and hardship that are pervading the land.
He called on the people to have trust in the NNPP to place Nigeria on the path to progress.
He added that the party had been experiencing surge in membership in the last few months since he joined the platform.
“This our party was registered about 21 years ago but in the last four months when I joined the party, so many people have joined us and that is why we have structures everywhere across the country. Not only that so many people have even registered including in Ekiti state.
“We have seen the performance of the APC and PDP and all of us believe that they have failed the country woefully and nobody should expect anything from them again. These people in the two parties have failed and failed woefully, they have nothing to offer.
“Look at the road from Akure to Ado-Ekiti, it is in a very terrible and deplorable situation. You go around any of these cities, Abuja and other areas, you hardly see anything happening, poverty is at the highest level in this country, insecurity also at its peak and we can’t continue like that, because the way we are going now is one way to disaster in the country.
“So, the only way to avert that disaster is for Nigerians to go and sell the ideas of NNPP, which is a progressive party and vote for the party come 2023.”