Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the NNPP’s presidential candidate, urged those who believed he would resign as party leader to abandon that notion on Sunday, saying that “for us in the NNPP and Kwankwansiya, our party is on the correct track to secure the leadership of the country.”
Kwankwaso gave two main reasons for not stepping down while speaking at a forum with the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, and senior journalists in Lagos. He explained why he left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, as well as why the alliance talks between the NNPP and Labour Party, LP, failed.
The late President Umaru Musa should not be repeated, the former two-term governor of Kano State also urged Nigerians.
A doctorate-holding engineer, Kwankwaso exhorted senior candidates to look themselves in the mirror, tell themselves the truth, and withdraw from the presidential campaign to spare the nation the avoidable suffering shown when late President Yar’Adua passed away in 2010.
Kwankwaso also provided details on how he planned to combat instability, poverty, strengthen the economy, and improve the state of the education sector, as well as how he would raise the necessary finances.
When asked if he would submit to pressure to resign for one of the other candidates, Kwankwaso responded that, in addition to the NNPP being the only party now growing, it is too late to create coalitions or mergers.
The NNPP is now reaping the benefits of the work Kwankwaso and his associates have done over the years, according to Kwankwaso, who claimed that within a few months of his joining the party, millions of people have enrolled as members. Credible candidates were generated around the nation quickly. We have the most candidates nationwide, excluding those from the APC and PDP.