Your endorsement of Atiku meaningless, NNPP tackles Dogara’s group
From Okwe Obi, Abuja
New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has dismissed recent endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, by the Yakubu Dogara-led Northern Leaders Consultative Forum as its preferred candidate in the 2023 poll.
Dogara, former Speaker, House of Representatives and some politicians, Christians and Muslims clerics under the platform had adopted Atiku citing his pedigree as former vice president and administrator.
But NNPP’s National Publicity Secretary, Major Agbo, in a statement, yesterday, boasted that NNPP’s presidential candidate, Musa Kwankwaso, would defeat the three main contenders given his experience as a former governor and senator.
He argued that Dogara’s group comprised old, retired, tired and recycled politicians who were “totally out of touch with political reality in the country, the sufferings of Nigerians and their yearning for a new Nigeria which the New Nigeria People’s Party represents as a grassroots political party that will deliver dividends of democracy, not carnage as obtainable since 1999.
“For the avoidance of doubt, NNPP has formidable structure in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and fielded credible candidates in national and state elections. The general acceptance of the party candidates and their well articulated message for a new Nigeria is an eloquent testimony of the popularity of NNPP as a grassroots political party tipped by majority of Nigerians to win the presidential election. It is obvious that Senator Kwankwaso is the best candidate for president. He is on a rescue mission to redirect the ship of the nation from its perilous course and build a new Nigeria which citizens desire and deserve.
“For months, he has been traversing the country inaugurating NNPP/campaign offices interfacing with the masses who joyfully welcomed him assured that he will fulfill his electoral promises as he did in previous positions he held. There is no doubt that NNPP will win the presidential election landslide. There will be no need for a run-off as projected by INEC. The party is soaring on the current wind of change and citizens’ quest for a compassionate leader with a milk of human kindness and political will to transform the nation and restore its position as the great arsenal of democracy in Africa.”