Kwankwaso Refutes Leaving Presidential Race For Tinubu
The presidential candidate for the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso has on Sunday, denied claims alleging that he might leave the race to endorse a rival ahead of the 2023 elections.
Nexus News gathered that there have been tales that the former governor of Kano State might withdraw for Bola Tinubu or Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party, respectively.
However, in a statement by the NNPP candidate released in Lagos through his campaign spokesperson, Mr. Ladipo Johnson, affirmed that Kwankwaso was running to win.
“Kwankwaso is in the race to win. I do not know how and why people come up with these assertions and speculations. Kwankwaso cannot and will not step down for anyone.”
Also, Johnson announced that Kwankwaso would contest for president in 2023 and battle to the end because he is confident about bringing the desired change in Nigeria.
“Kwankwaso is not in the race to negotiate. He has the capacity, track record for competence and the political will to lead Nigeria to greater heights.
“Our candidate has no reason to step down. His path to victory and chances are very high. Competitive yes but his chances are very high considering his acceptance nationwide as a man of integrity.”
Johnson further announced that the NNPP was ready for the campaigns and would tour throughout the entire country to convince Nigerians and give them reasons to support it.
He also cautioned Nigerians to be careful of what they read on social media since much misinformation will be circulate to misinform the population.
“I advise we check all information and be sure it is true before believing them.
“There will be a lot of campaign of calumny against politicians that are more acceptable to the people but we are ready to put such campaigners to shame.” he said.