• Rabiu Kwankwaso’s presidential ambition has faced a major threat following the mass defection in the NNPP.
  • This is how the 700,000 NNPP members left the party and joined the PDP in Bauchi State.
  • To make matters worse, the defectors urged former Kano State Governor Kwankwaso to follow in their footsteps.

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Governor of Kano State and presidential candidate for the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), has been greeted with a new development from his party.

According to a Leadership report, no fewer than 700,000 NNPP members in Bauchi State left the party and joined the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

700,000 NNPP members switch to the PDP in Bauchi state ahead of next month’s elections. Photo credit: Rabiu Kwankwaso
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In another shocking development, more than 2.8 million NNPP members in the Northeast geopolitical zone also left the party for the PDP, declared NNPP Zonal Secretary Dr. Babayo Liman.

Deserters give a reason for their action.

Liman, who made the announcement at a press conference in Bauchi, said the 2.8 million members represented the 3.5 million affiliates he signed up for the party in the last eight years of his tenure as the party’s zone clerk.

He said,

“I am resigning my appointment as NNPP Northeast Zonal Secretary, as a Presidential Campaign Council Member, as a NNPP Member and as Kwankwasiyya Coordinator in Bauchi State and Northeast Geopolitical Zone. from the country.”

Liman recalled that he formally resigned on January 14, 2023, but publicly announced his resignation and defection from the PDP on Monday, January 16.

The deputies and supporters of the area followed him.

Defectors send a message to Kwankwaso

He called on NNPP presidential candidate Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso to join forces with PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar to clinch the nation’s top seat in next month’s elections.

Chairmanship: Atiku lands in Tinubu’s backyard, describes APC candidate as ‘rookie’

In another development, Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, has mocked his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos.

The former vice president was in the state to present his economic plans to the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), where he called on Nigerians not to vote for the former state governor in the 2023 presidential election.

Atiku landed in Lagos on Sunday, January 15, shortly after his visit to Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), where he commiserated with PDP members injured in a deadly accident in Plateau state.

Presidency 2023: Kwankwaso breaks into Peter Obi’s backyard and makes a crucial commitment

New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) presidential candidate Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has stated that his main goal in running for the 2023 presidential election is to end insecurity, rally Nigerians and bring prosperity.

Legit.ng’s Regional reporter in Anambra, Mokwugwo Solomon, quoted Kwankwaso making the pledge recently when he visited Awka, the Anambra state capital, to launch his campaign office.

He expressed optimism that his visit to Anambra would further strengthen the cordial relationship between him and Soludo; as well as the states of Kano and Anambra.

Source: Legit.ng