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Pressure To Step Down? NNPP Speaks On Kwankwaso Withdrawing From Presidential Race

 

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has dismissed claimed that their Presidential candidate, Sen Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso is under pressure from regional leaders to step down for their preferred candidate.

Speaking to newsmen on Monday, the NNPP National Chairman, Prof Rufai Ahmed Alkali said there is no doubt about the fact that Nigerians are tired of excuses and the culture of blame games.

According to the party leader,  Kwankwaso, a former Kano State governor and Minister of Defence, is in the race to win the February presidential election.

The latest in the efforts to distract our presidential Candidate is the “endorsement” of a Presidential Candidate by a group calling themselves the Northern Leaders Consultative Forum (NLCF),” Alkali said.

He continued: “As far as NNPP is concerned, the Northern Leaders Consultative Forum (NLCF) is unknown to us. And there was never a time we had any interface with the group.

“One thing is clear, we at the NNPP will not play the religious or ethnic card. The problems of Nigeria today require urgent and serious attention devoid of any sentiments.”

Speaking further, Alkali pointed out that Kwankwaso has attended every gathering either as Town Hall meetings or debates that had a National focus to let Nigerians assess his qualities as a committed and passionate leader.

For us in the NNPP, the bedrock of the 2023 presidential election is integrity, capacity, competence, and experience. By the grace of God, our Presidential Candidate possesses all these attributes in abundance and he remains the Candidate to beat. This is perhaps precisely why all the sustained but fruitless efforts to undermine his Candidature,” Alkali added.

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