Rabiu Kwankwaso, Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), has described 2023 as a golden opportunity for the South East.
Addressing newsmen after a party function in Gombe State on Saturday, Kwankwaso said the South East is good in business and its people are well talented, but “they should learn politics… in politics they are at the bottom line.”
He stated that the zone had lost out on the presidential and vice presidential candidates of both All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) but had a chance with the NNPP.
He stated that those saying “even if my friend (Peter Obi) wants to accept vice presidential candidate, some people in the South East will not accept, that is not strategic.”
Making reference to Bola Tinubu, he said it was strategic for the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain to have supported President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, adding, “today he is the presidential candidate of the APC.”
Kwankwaso said the best option for the South East was for the zone to partner with NNPP, “this is a golden opportunity, if they lose it, it will be a disaster.”
On the choice of his running mate, Kwankwaso said, “we have options in the NNPP in the South to pick a good vice president and one of them is the Labour Party man you are talking about.”
On the chances of NNPP in 2023 elections, Kwankwaso said his party had the structure, organisation and population across the country to contest and win elections.
He said if elected president in 2023, his vision would be to create opportunities for the youths of Nigeria to get employed, achieved their dreams and be empowered educationally and economically.