Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Thursday,expressed optimism that his party would emerge victorious in the 2023 general elections.
Kwankwaso, former Kano governor, stated this when he visited Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, in continuation of his campaign tour of the South-West region of the country.
According to him, “NNPP has a brighter chance. No other political party can defeat NNPP. PDP has been wounded in Southeast by emergence of some parties.
“Of course, in the North, we have caged PDP; even in Southsouth, they are no longer popular because of the presidential primary contest. And APC has failed the people.
‘’No right-thinking Nigerian will want the status quo to remain, meaning this terrible situation to continue. APC and PDP are dead; they are finished. It is our party that will win the next year presidential election, by God’s grace.
‘’We are on the ground in the North. We will win the polls. I’m part of the formation of the PDP in 1999; so also APC. Unfortunately, the two parties drew Nigeria back, or even worse in performance.
‘’This is why we formed NNPP. I’m happy we have this party, and happy Nigerians are trooping into NNPP.”
Kwankwaso also promised to tackle the road menace in some parts of Ekiti if elected.
In his words, “The road from here, Ado-Ekiti, to Oshogbo, to Abeokuta, and from here to Akure is in deplorable condition. It’s the same story about us. The roads are a reflection of what is happening in other sub-sectors of our transportation sector, like railways, waterways, even in the aviation industry.
“If you put them together, they are also a reflection of what is happening in this country, in terms of the economy, insecurity, education, and so on. All these, put together, are the reasons I decided to contest again to right the wrong.”