2023 Why Atiku Cannot Win Presidential Election – Kwankwaso

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has taken a huge swipe at his counterpart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar asserting that any party that can’t control Lagos, Kano, and Rivers states should forget about the 2023 presidential election.

Kwankwaso made this disclosure on Monday while speaking at the commissioning of the Mgbutanwo Internal Roads in Emohua, Rivers State.

He was in the oil-rich state at the invitation of Governor Nyesom Wike.

He also lashed out at some PDP leaders, describing them as rigid and selfish over their stand on the grievancaces

He said, ‘Any party that cannot control two of the three states – Kano, Lagos, and Rivers is out. He (Wike) has been saying it, and people have not taken note of it.’

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Anyway, by now, with Kwankwaso out of that party and Wike struggling to be there or not to be there, somehow, things are moving, certainly, Lagos is not their own, and one begins to wonder how they will win the election of 2023.’

Africa Today News, New York recalls that Governor Wike and four other aggrieved governors elected on the platform of PDP had kicked against the retention of Iyorchia Ayu as the party’s national chairman, leading to the withdrawal of support for Atiku Abubakar.

Kwankwaso had earlier dismissed insinuation in some quarters that he would step down for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the forthcoming general election.

Speaking in Lagos at a meeting with Nigeria Guilds of Editors, Kwankwaso said, ‘Some people are saying that I am stepping down for Atiku, why then did I leave the party? These are the issues; you see the problem with that party was that there are so many people who believe that they are highly privileged. In democracy, people are free to follow any political party, you cannot sit there and start dictating that I like this one, or you do not like the other one.’

The NNPP candidate pointed out that his ideology and experience is different from his opponents which can be traced back to when he was a governor in Kano State.

Africa Today News, New York

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