By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and national leader of the Kwankwasiya movement, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said he will not forego his presidential ambition for anyone, including the presidential candidates of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and that of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
Kwankwaso, in an interview with The PUNCH, said NNPP is popular across the country and he is sure of victory in the 2023 presidential election.
“I won’t be stepping down for anyone, our party is popular across the country, and we’re sure of victory at the polls.
“Our candidacy is based on capacity and performance. Nigerians will not vote for any experiment now, people are looking for those that have done it better in the past, and people who are trusted. Nigerians want someone that can unite Nigeria, improve the education system, and end the issue of incessant insecurity. We’ve always cared for the people. And many, especially the poor masses, were happy that I got the presidential ticket of the NNPP,” he said.
When asked how he plans to defeat APC and PDP in 2023, the former Kano State Governor said the Kwankwasiya movement is very popular, adding that NNPP will win the North East zone.
“I’m happy that the Electoral Bill was signed into law, and that would make it difficult for anyone to rig us as they’ve always done in the past.
“Once there’s a free and fair election, it’ll be difficult for anyone to defeat us. Hence, I am certain of victory against Presidential candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, and Atiku Abubakar of the major opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, at the polls in 2023,” Kwankwaso said.
Kwankwaso, who noted that NNPP has so many supporters who are indigenous to the Southern region of the country, said the party is currently making consultations to help get the best Nigerian who will be a Christian from the Southern part of the country as the vice presidential candidate of the party.