The New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) has frowned at the description by Nigerians of its 2023 presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, as a ‘spoiler’ who cannot win elections.
This was made known in a statement issued by the National Secretary, Dipo Olayoku, which was made available to Africa Today News, New York reports.
Olayoku spoke during an emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) to discuss some publications against Kwankwaso.
The spokesman noted that the NNPP discovered that some media reports were sponsored against the party.
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Olayoku insists the former governor is the one to beat in the 2023 election and “cannot be a spoiler or a pretender”.
Olayoku said that other political parties and their candidates had made the NNPP candidate their target using the press.
‘The report alleged that a chieftain of the party is a mole, working for another party and its presidential candidate.
‘According to the report, this has placed the chieftain against Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
‘We consider these reports as the handiwork of fifth columnists who have been trying to cause disaffection in the party. They will never succeed’, the statement added.
Recall that a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has confirmed that he has resolved to move out of Kwankwaso’s New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), although he has not clearly stated which party he is decamping to.
Speaking to a crowd of supporters on Monday at the Kano Foundation office along BUK Road, Shekarau accused Former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of not only betraying him but also going on to humiliate him.
The former governor who went down memory lane over what transpired between him and Kwankwaso during his brief stay in the NNPP noted with dismay that, he was alone, given forms to contest his Senatorial seat leaving his teaming supporters to wallow in destitution.