- The fate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) hangs in the balance after the mass defection of its members in recent days.
- Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Lagos state senatorial candidate has maintained that he is still in the race under the NNPP platform, despite recent intra-party shakeups.
- Noting that he has not given up APC challenger Ms Kafilat Ogbara, Abdulwaheed Odunuga urged people in his constituency to seek their PVC and vote for NNPP in the upcoming election.
The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) candidate for the Kosofe federal constituency seat in the House of Representatives, Abdulwaheed Odunuga, has debunked claims that he has withdrawn from the race.
Odunuga, popularly known as ABOO, in a statement on Monday, January 30 in Lagos, said he was in the thick of the race to win the seat.
Odunuga says that he is in the race
The politician further noted that he is still in the race, to provide good leadership to the people of the constituency who placed their trust in him, reported The Punch.
The candidate said he was surprised to hear earlier in the day that he had given up the All Progressives Congress candidate for the same seat, Ms. Kafilat Ogbara.
A new twist occurs when 100,000 PDP and NNPP members move to APC in a powerful northern state
Meanwhile, the Kano state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) welcomed 10,000 defectors from different political parties to the ruling party ahead of next month’s presidential election.
These defectors were received and revealed by Umma Salama Isyaka Rabiu, daughter of the prominent Islamic scholar Sheikh Isyaka Rubiu.
legit.ng They gathered that his inauguration was announced on Sunday, January 29 in Kano at a special event where women were urged to support the candidacy of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC presidential standard-bearer.
New problems for Atiku as PDP vice president moves to APC and declares support for Tinubu
In another development, the vice president of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, Otunba Amid Adekunle Oduborisha, has switched to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oduborisha officially joined the ruling APC at a rally in the Ikorodu area of the state on Sunday, January 8.
The former PDP leader said he joined the APC to support the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the ruling party’s presidential candidate.