- NNPP presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso has been asked to drop his presidential bid for his northern counterpart, Atiku Abubakar
- According to a northern group, major stakeholders in the country are solidly behind Atiku’s presidency and are working to ensure the former VP emerges victorious in next month’s poll
- Meanwhile, the NNPP earlier experienced a major shakeup ion its party as 700,000 members defected to the PDP in Bauchi state and urged Kwankwaso to join them
The Northern Liberal Democratic Movement (NLDM) has called on the presidential candidate of the Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to step down for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Northern group asks Kwankwaso to drop his ambition for Atiku, gives reason
In a statement its national secretary, Balarabe Bello released in Abuja on Saturday, January 21, the group said apart from the mood of the people of the region, there was a current reality prompting many chieftains and members of the NNPP to dump the party for the PDP across the region in anticipation of a likely Atiku victory in February.
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The NNPP had lost its chieftains to the PDP with the recent being its deputy governorship candidates in Niger and Yobe States as well as its State Chairman in Kaduna and Zonal Secretary in the North-east, who defected with scores of their supporters.
In a swift reaction, however, the national chairman of NNPP, Prof Alkali Rufai said the presidential candidate “is in the race to win as Kwakwanso is the candidate with the reach, experience and structure to win the February election.
“NNPP will shock PDP in the north as the youths are waiting on it to reinvigorate the country. Those who depend on religion and ethnicity in the forthcoming presidential election will be disappointed,” Rufai noted.
Chatham House: Kwankwaso finally opens up on plan to step down, gives 1 condition
Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has said he is ready to drop his 2023 presidential ambition if he finds a better candidate in the race.
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The Chatham House is a research institute that is also called the British Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Fresh permutation emerges as Tinubu moves to break Atiku, Obi, Kwankwaso’s backs ahead of poll
Legit.ng earlier reported that Bola Tinubu, the presidential flagbearer of the APC, has been making a new permutation to outsmart his opponents including Atiku Abubakar (PDP), Peter Obi (LP) and Rabiu Kwankwaso (NNPP).
Tinubu held a meeting with the progressives Governors‘ Forum on Monday evening till the early hour of Tuesday in Abuja.
According to a source privy to the development, the meeting which also has members of the APC PCC in attendance was like a family meeting, and the campaign strategies were rejigged.
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