The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, says the selection of Bishop Isaac Idahosa as his running mate followed careful considerations and meticulous screening of more than 20 prospective candidates.
Mr Idahosa, the presiding Bishop and Senior Pastor of the God First Ministry, Lekki Light Centre, Ajah, hails from Edo State.
In a statement on Thursday, Muyiwa Fatosa, a media aide to Mr Kwankwaso, said all the 20 prospective candidates were eminently qualified to run with him.
But, “Idahosa was selected because of his outstanding record, his impeccable integrity, his broad understanding of the Nigerian State and its contemporary challenges, his undiluted commitment to improving the conditions of Nigerians, and his sincere believe that a New and Better Nigeria is possible if we work together with sincerity, tolerance, competence, and faith”.
“A self-made achiever and a credible Nigerian, Bishop Idahosa is also selected because he represents the definition of a true role-model for the Nigerian Youth,” the statement added.
The statement noted that the 57-year-old archbishop-designate is a trained of Automobile Engineer from the Kaduna Polytechnic.
He also has Masters and Doctorate degrees in theology. He is happily married to Christiana Idahosa and is blessed with two children.
Mr Kwankwaso expressed happiness that, “this patriotic Nigerian man-of-God will work with him in the journey to save the country from the current drift and create a new Nigeria where justice, equity, fairness, unity, security and development are assured”.
Mr Idahosa, the statement noted, will be publicly unveiled to Nigerians on Monday, July 18, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
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