NNPP presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso has been asked to drop his presidential bid for his northern counterpart, Atiku Abubakar According to a northern group, major stakeholders in the country are solidly behind Atiku’s presidency and are working to ensure the former VP emerges victorious in next month’s poll Meanwhile, the NNPP earlier experienced a major shakeup in its party as 700,000 members defected to the PDP in Bauchi state and urged Kwankwaso to join them.
The Northern Liberal Democratic Movement (NLDM) has called on the presidential candidate of the Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to step down for the candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. According to the group, the mood and opinion of stakeholders in thoe is in favour of Atiku who was in a better position to win theo contest irrespective of Kano’s decision.
In reacting to the issue, however, the National Chairman of NNPP, Prof Alkali Rufai said the presidential candidate in the person of Rabiu Kwankwaso is in the race to win because is the candidate with the experience Nigerian needed, Kwankwaso has the experience and structure to win the coming presidential election.
“NNPP will surprise PDP in the north as the people and youths are waiting oon it to restore the country. Those who believe it’s by religion ando tribalism in the coming presidential election will be dumbfounded.