2023 polls: Why Rabiu Kwankwaso will beat Tinubu, Obi, Atiku in Kano
- The arrival of the presidential candidate of the NNPP, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, back to Kano was greeted with a resounding welcome
- Women, youths and children trooped out in their numbers to welcome the former Kano state governor
- Several supporters were seen donning the trademark red cap and veils of the Kwankwasiyya movement
Kano, Kano – The streets of Kano took a bow, reckoned and acknowledged the presence of the presidential bannerman of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, during his homecoming.
His return to Kano was the last lap of his presidential election campaign after a successful rally across the federation.
As reported by Daily Trust, Kwankwaso will be casting his vote at the Madobi Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the thousands of supporters who trooped out in their numbers to welcome the former Kano state governors comprised of youths and women donning their red caps and veil, a signature of the Kwankwasiyya Movement.
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NNPP gubernatorial candidate Engr accompanied Kwankwaso. Abba K. Yusuf, his deputy, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, and all the three Senatorial candidates of the party in Kano state.
While addressing the talks on the Kano state police command directive that all political rallies should be halted due to imminent violence, the NNPP spokesperson, Sanusi Bature, in a statement, said:
“We have thwarted the APC scheme to deny our members, supporters and stakeholders their fundamental freedom of political association as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We welcome the development from the joint security operation of the army, police and civil defence personnel who have arrested over 300 political thugs assigned to orchestrate attack on the motorcade of our presidential candidate.”
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Reacting to the comment of Bature, the deputy spokesperson of the APC campaign council, Garba Yusuf Abubakar, said:
“We are not involved because we had withdrawn our campaign based on the advice by the police to all political parties.”
2023 Presidency: Rabiu Kwankwaso Takes Campaign to Niger Republic
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has taken a new approach to his campaign.
Senator Kwanwaso recently held a diplomatic meeting with the government of the Republic of Niger ahead of the 2023 polls.
The former Kano state governor revealed his reformation agenda to President Mohamed Bazoum as he plans to foster foreign economic relations.
2023 Elections: Setback for Kwankwaso as NNPP State Chairman Dumps Party, Defects to APC
In another development, Abdullahi Maikano Umar, the chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Gombe state, has defected to the APC.
The former NNPP leader reportedly announced his move to the APC after meeting with Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya on Thursday, February 2.
Umar’s defection to the APC is expected to boost the party’s chances in the northern state ahead of the 2023 general elections.