Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has argued that neither All Progressives Congress (APC) nor Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can defeat his party in 2023 general election.
The former Kano governor who spoke during his visit to Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, as part of his campaign in Southwest, said if elections were to take place today, NNPP would rout APC and PDP, render their leaderships and presidential candidates jobless.
He said: “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.”
Speaking at the palace of Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, he berated them for their ‘bad leadership.’
Kwankwaso who recounted achievements of his administration when he was governor, said: “APC and PDP are dead; they are finished. It is our party that will win the next year presidential election, by God’s grace.
“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… So, I’m happy we have this party, and happy Nigerians are trooping into NNPP.”
The former minister also noted that the dilapidated road network in Ekiti State and other states had affected security, the economy, and education.
According to him, his decision to contest for the presidency is to make the country better.
“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, in terms of insecurity, in terms of education, and so on. All these, put together, are the reasons I decided to contest again to right the wrong,” he said.