Corruption, Drug Allegations: You Have Mocked 2023 Election, NNPP Tells Atiku, Tinubu To Step Down
The presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his counterpart in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu have been asked to step down from the presidential race.
Naija News reports that the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) made the call following the fraud and drug allegations both camps of Atiku and Tinubu have levelled against each other.
The NNPP said both candidates need to withdraw from the presidential race because they have mocked the 2023 general election with their acts.
The party in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Dr Agbo Major advanced that they have brought the country into ridicule and disrepute.
The NNPP submitted that it would be idle if the two candidates withdraw from the race to answer to charges preferred against them in court, adding that Nigerians who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) should do so in order to make the right choice next month at the polls.
“Nigeria has been brought to ridicule and disrepute before the comity of nations over accusations of high-level corruption and drug peddling against Atiku and Tinubu. He that goes to equity must come with a clean hand.
“NNPP demands the immediate withdrawal of both presidential candidates to answer to charges preferred against them in court. It is justice juxtaposed for them to continue in the presidential race with heavy allegations of wrongdoings on their shoulders. It is moral burden for the two candidates to continue in this race at a time Nigerians are looking for a younger and unblemished crop of leaders.
“There is no moral justification for Atiku and Tinubu to strive to rule the nation until the court decides their fates one way or the other. National interest supersedes personal interests, aggrandizement and grandstanding in the quest for a better, greater, progressive, equitable and just democratic nation.
“Nigerians are tired of recycled politicians who have numerous cases of corruption, drugs, birth/educational certificates, health and questionable source of wealth. Citizens want men and women of integrity, visionary, purposeful, resourceful, dynamic and transformational leaders to usher them to a new and better Nigeria we all desire and deserve.
“Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is the man of the moment to give Nigerians a new lease of life after years of wandering in political wilderness from the oppressive APC and PDP regimes.
“Eligible Nigerians should collect their PVCs and let their voice be heard loud and clear in the forthcoming elections,” the NNPP added.