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Mr. Rabi’u Kwankwaso who is the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has boasted that his party would defeat both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential poll.
While addressing a mammoth crowd at the inauguration of the Kano State NNPP campaign office yesterday, Kwankwaso declared, ‘This crowd signifies the need and urge for new leadership, not only in the state but the country at large. The biggest surprise will come when our party, the NNPP wins the 2023 presidential election, God willing.’
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Kwankwaso said by 2023, all students would smile and be back in school.
He said, ‘Those of you supposed to be in primary school will have access to free education, the university students will be back to school, while outstanding secondary students stand the opportunity for scholarship in both Nigeria and foreign universities.’
Party supporters, candidates, businessmen, and celebrities defied the scorching heat as they waited for Kwankwaso, chanting his name; a situation that caused major roads in Kano city to stand still.
‘I wish to use this opportunity to introduce to you our candidates for the various elective positions in Kano before I come back during campaigns. We have the most qualified candidates for both executive and legislative positions,’ he said.
Kwankwaso has also vowed to restore the country’s lost glory if elected next year.
Kwankwaso said this on Sunday shortly after holding a closed-door meeting with NNPP stalwarts in Jalingo, Taraba State where he also commissioned the party’s offices.
He says he has the capacity to reposition Nigeria economically and restore security and infrastructure in the country. This, he said, pushed him to join the presidential race.
“Well, you see, our strategy normally is to allow people to continue to underrate us. Our politics is underground, not in the air. People could see and touch our supporters and these are committed supporters,” the former Kano State governor added.
‘People who very much believe in our ideology; believe if we are given the opportunity, we are in a position to change many things for the better, and therefore, they also believe that if we get the position, the country will be a better place. That is why you see so many people everywhere in the country showing solidarity for our candidature.’
According to him, some months back, many persons doubted the party’s chances going into next year’s general elections. He, however, said the situation is now different.