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Kwankwaso won’t step down for Atiku, NNPP insists

By Sodiq Omolaoye, Abuja
07 December 2022   |   5:19 pm
The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has insisted that its presidential candidate, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, won't step down for his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, in next year’s general election.

The New Nigerian People’s Party candidate Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Adam Abu-bashal / Anadolu Agency (Photo by Adam Abu-bashal / ANADOLU AGENCY / Anadolu Agency via AFP)

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has insisted that its presidential candidate, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, won’t step down for his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, in next year’s general election.

The party was reacting to the statement credited to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Engr. Buba Galadima that the NNPP may go into alliance with the PDP.

National Publicity Secretary, NNPP, Agbo Major, in a statement on Wednesday, maintained that there is no such arrangement on ground, adding that the rumour emanated from the figment of the imagination of those who engineered it

Major added Kwankwaso is in the race to win and provide purposeful leadership in line with the party’s programmes and manifesto.

He said: “He is determined to go all the way due to his passion to serve Nigerians.

“As a mass movement, NNPP welcomes electoral alliances from like-minded political parties in our quest to rescue our great country but insists that any such arrangement must be the one that would see them joining us to deliver our presidential candidate Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso FNSE and never the other way round.

“That the said report is a figment of the imagination of those who engineered it and we see it as antics of mischief makers and propagandists due to the towering profile of our candidate after the series of town hall meetings held so far.

“The party roundly dismissed this mischievous report that has created unease amongst our teeming members and followers.