2023 Election: Ex-Governor, Kano State targets economic revamping, national unity

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The former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, who received his New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Nomination and Expression of Interest Form for the party primaries, said his target was to revamp the economy and unite Nigerians if supported in the forthcoming elections.

After collecting his form, the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) strong man in the Northwest disclosed this to journalists at the NNPP National Secretariat, Abuja. He added that he is sure of his victory in the 2023 presidential elections.


The presidential hopeful declared he had served the nation faithfully under the APC and the PDP, contributing immensely to its growth even though he later realised that both parties lacked clear cut ideologies.

He affirmed the NNPP would gain power with the support of Nigerians and stakeholders, regardless of the odds stacked up against it.

Kwankwaso said, “From 1998 to 2014, I was governor of Kano twice, Minister of Defence, and member of NDDC board representing Northwest.

“But I realised that we were together in the PDP for the purpose we had we formed the party, which was to get rid of military rule.

“Later on, I observed so many differences (within the PDP). The ideology was utterly different, and it became so difficult for us to work together.

“In 2015, I became a senator under the APC and worked for the party, believing that they were real progressives. Unfortunately, we realised the PDP was even better.

“I am angry with the status quo, but for those satisfied with the status quo, ranging from insecurity to the economy.

“I am happy to say that I have already paid the N30m to the party for the expression of interest and presidential nomination forms.

“Let me call on all Nigerians, especially my brothers and sisters who are in this game of politics, to do what I have done, and that is to join NNPP.

“While we are calling on everyone to join the NNPP, I want to remind Nigerians that this is a progressive party that wants to change the country’s political landscape. I want to tell them that those who want to serve this country should join hands with us.

“But for those of us who believe in the unity of this country, Nigeria is divided like never before; we are the people who have come together to make sure we have one Nigeria no matter which religion you practice. We have to come together to fight and make sure Nigeria returns to becoming a peaceful nation with a modern world economy.”


COV/E/Suzan O.