By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has emerged as the standard bearer of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), as he is set to battle other presidential candidates, including Atiku Abubakar, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Peter Obi, among others in the 2023 presidential election.
This is just as Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, also a former Governor of Kano State, expressed confidence that Kwankwaso will win the 2023 presidential election.
Shekarau at the convention of the NNPP held at the National Stadium Abuja, disclosed that Nigerians yearn for purposeful leadership.
He disclosed that Kwankwaso represents the desire of the majority of Nigerians, adding that “today is a great day in history. A memorable day. The beginning of a journey to enter a new nation of our dreams, a new nation of hope.
“Our sincere plan is to better the lives of Nigerians. Nigerians have been waiting, we want to change the progress, change the sincerity of progress, change the lives of the youth for the better.”
We want to bring a leadership that will give a sense of belonging to every citizen. The NNPP convention is successful because Kwankwanso will by the grace of God emerge president in 2023.”
In his remarks, the National Chairman of NNPP, Rufa’I Alkali, said they have men and women of integrity that will change the leadership vacuum of the country.
Kwankwanso emerged as the presidential candidate of the NNPP by delegates affirmation because he is the only aspirant that bought the presidential forms and was screened.