The Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has asked the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to forget the 2023 presidential victory.
He said that it is obvious that he will not perform well in the next year’s election in some swing states like Kano, Lagos and Rivers States, saying that with these states obviously out of his control, he can’t win the election.
Kwankwaso, who spoke today, November 21 at the commissioning of the Mgbutanwo Internal Roads in Emohua, Rivers State, at the invitation of Governor Nyesom Wike, criticized some PDP leaders, describing them as rigid and selfish.
“Any party that cannot control two of the three states – Kano, Lagos, and Rivers is out. He (Wike) has been saying it, and people have not taken note of it.
Anyway, by now, with Kwankwaso out of that party and Wike struggling to be there or not to be there, somehow, things are moving, certainly, Lagos is not their own, and one begins to wonder how they will win the election of 2023.”
Recall that Governor Wike and four other aggrieved governors elected on the platform of PDP had kicked against the retention of Iyorchia Ayu as the party’s national chairman, leading to the withdrawal of support of some governors for Atiku Abubakar.