2023 presidency: Kwankwaso throws hat in the ring, says he is angry with status quo


A former governor of Kano, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has formally thrown his hat in the ring for the 2023 presidency on the platform of New Nigeria Peoples Party, (NNPP).

Kwankwaso disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday at the NNPP National Secretariat, Abuja.

He said that he was angry with the status quo, the prevalence of insecurity and state of economic crisis in the country.

He spoke on a day that he chosecto obtain the expression of interest and presidential nomination forms of his party.

Nwankwaso said he had served at various levels of government both in his state and at the federal level.

He saod he had been part of both the APC and PDP platforms.

Read him: “From 1998 to 2014, I was governor of Kano twice, Minister of Defence, and member of NDDC board representing Northwest, but I came to realise that we were together in the PDP for the purposes that the party was formed that was to get rid of military rule.

“It was later that I realised there was so many differences (within the PDP). The ideology was completely different, and it became so difficult for us to work together.

“In 2015, I became a senator under the APC and worked for the party, believing that they were real progressives. Unfortunately, we realized that the PDP was even better.

“I am angry with the status quo, but for those who are satisfied with the status quo, ranging from insecurity to the issue of economy that is so much in shamble across this country, it is unfortunate that they will continue to be in the ruling party.

“I am happy to say that I have already paid the N30m to the party for the expression of interest and presidential nomination forms. Let me call on all Nigerians, especially my brothers and sisters who are in this game of politics to do what I have done, and that is to join NNPP.”

He however called on Nigerians to join the NNPP, which is willing to change the political landscape of the country, and as well serve the country.

“But for those of us who believe in the unity of this country, Nigeria is divided like never before, we are the people who have decided to come together to make sure we have one Nigeria no matter which religion you practice. We have to come together to fight them and make sure Nigeria is returned to peace and modern world economy.” said Kwankwaso.

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