27th June, 2022
By Yakubu Uba
The New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) claimed that over two million people in the state, have registered as members of the party.
Mr Mohammed Mustafa, the State chairman made the claim in Maiduguri on Sunday.
Borno’s population, according to estimates is about 5.86 million.
According to Mustafa the party is very popular in Borno and is now set to upset other political parties in the 2023 general elections in the state.
“We have fielded candidates in all elective positions in Borno and have structures right from the wards to the state level, mobilising the electorate.
“Apart from our presidential candidate who is Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, we have a governorship candidate, three senatorial candidates, 10 House of Representatives candidates and 28 House of Assembly candidates to vote for massively in Borno.
“We are set to surprise others with our strength of over two million members and supporters.
“We are looking towards 2023 elections with full confidence and hope to win by the grace of God,” Mustafa said.
He commended INEC for extending the ongoing Permanent Voters Card (PVC) registration and urged the people of Borno, particularly youths, to participate in the exercise.
“It’s a tedious thing but I want to urge eligible voters that are now more enlightened to take the pain to go and register so that they can actively participate in electing leaders of their choice,” Mustafa said.