The New Nigeria Peoples Party on Thursday boasted that it had the support of over 1000 non-governmental organisations and civil rights movements to help it win the 2023 presidential election.
The party expressed optimism that a former governor of Kano State, Musa Kwankwaso, would be the next President of Nigeria.
The Liaison Officer of the NNPP, Bashir Mohammed Abacha, said during a meeting the party convened with the NGOs registered with it, “It is not like we only have 50 registered NGOs. We have much more than that and they are in my office. We have started a meeting we will be doing in serries so we have 50 NGOs today in this meeting. We have over 1000 registered NGOs and associations we are dealing with right now.
“The essence is that, if you are going for an election, you need people with electoral value. The associations are from the National, state, and local governments. If you are registered with the corporate affairs commission, the chances are that you have people right from the ward and at the national level.
“That’s why we are partnering with them to ensure that we have a genuine association with genuine people.”
Speaking further, he said Kwankwanso stands a better chance to win the coming election ahead of other aspirants in the country.
His words: “Tell me in the whole of Nigeria who has the capacity of Rabiu Kwankwaso to govern Nigeria. Forget about the big names you are hearing. This man has the pedigree. He was a governor, Minister and Senator. He lost the election as governor and still came back. Kwankwaso is an exceptional politician.
“No one loses election as a sitting governor and still comes back. Kwankwanso came back to complete his eight years tenure.
“No politician has his pedigree and he stands as the most qualified politician Nigeria has at the moment. We are confident that Kwankwaso will win.
“Our party is having a lot of sympathies and it is as a result of Kwankwaso. In fact, people are leaving the PDP and the APC to the NNPP as a result of the leadership qualities of Kwankwanso. His compassion, acceptability and performance are attracting a lot of people to Kwankwaso.”