Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the general election of 2023, has urged Nigerians to vote against the trio of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (PDP), and Peter Obi of the Labour party.
Because they "have nothing to offer the country in the new government," according to Kwankwanso, the flagbearers of the APC, PDP, and Labour Party must be rejected.
The candidates, according to Kwankwaso, who yesterday spoke with journalists in Minna, Niger State, cannot demonstrate their contributions to the nation in a way that would make them eligible to be chosen as president. He added that if they have evidence to the contrary, they should make it known to the world.
The NNPP presidential standard bearer said as governor of Kano State for eight years he didn’t take any loan, in addition to sponsoring over 3,500 indigenes of the state to study abroad.
He claimed that as Minister of Defence, he presided over an army that was second to none during which the country was peaceful.
Kwankwaso accused both the APC and PDP governments in the last 23 years of grounding the country economically, adding: “Infrastructural decay across the country is second to none in the long history of Nigeria.”
The NNPP presidential candidate, therefore, asked Nigerians to vote in a president that has the capacity not those who feel it is their turn or the one that wants to sell national assets.
Kwankwaso promised to stop insecurity across the country “in a short period of time,” if elected into office in 2023, adding that his administration will work with the international community as part of steps to restore normalcy, and said: “I will ensure judicious use of resources allocated to the security agencies, and also carry out their training and retraining.”
Asked why he left the PDP, Kwankwaso said: “The PDP was not formed on any ideology, it (PDP) was formed to lock out the military, as we were strange bed fellows.”