Presidential candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Kola Abiola, has given reasons why he’s aspiring to be Nigeria’s next President in 2023.
Abiola said his major aim of picking interest in next year’s presidential contest is to reset Nigeria with the PRP, which is the country’s oldest political party.
Kola Abiola is the first child of late M.K.O Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 annulled presidential election.
The PRP presidential hopeful disclosed this on Monday on Arise TV.
According to him, “I want to be president because I believe it is time for complete reset of Nigeria. And I did not make any mistake by joining PRP. I did my homework thoroughly before joining the PRP. And I joined it because it is the only party that has no baggage, no problems or legacy issues. It is the only party that can convince the younger generation to get involved in the game, and not just to elect leaders.”
He stressed that he was not intimidated by the other more popular candidates from two major political parties, expressing confidence his chances to win next year’s presidential election.
“The chances of Kola Abiola is a surprise factor. Check the whole Northern states – Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa states – I will win those states again for PRP,” he boasted.
Kola Abiola won the PRP presidential ticket on June 6 after a keenly contested primary. Party’s delegates across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory cast their votes for Abiola and the other presidential aspirants from their respective states.
Abiola polled 2,097 votes of the delegates across the 36 states, including the FCT, to beat his closest rival, Dr Usman Bugaje who came second with 813 votes. The other contenders, including Ms Key and Mr Mosugu got 329 and 263 votes to emerge third and fourth, respectively.