The New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) has rubbished certain reports claiming its presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso is in the 2023 race as a spoiler.
The party in a statement on Monday said Kwankwaso has better credentials than all other candidates he will be contesting against for Nigeria’s number one political position next year.
The NNPP statement which was issued by the party’s national publicity secretary, Dipo Olayoku said those spreading fake news about the party and its candidate are political enemies trying to cause disaffection where there is none.
Maintaining that Kwankwaso will win the 2023 presidential race, the party spokesman said its candidate has the experience and support to emerge victorious at the February polls.
He argued further that there is no truth in certain reports that the former Kano Governor is planning to step down for any particular candidate ahead of the presidential elections.
Olayoku said: “l want to state that nothing can be further from the truth than this. We in the national working committee consider these reports as the handiwork of fifth columnists, who have been trying to cause disaffection in the party and they will never succeed.
“They had tried in the past to plant such discord that our Presidential candidate, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, was going to step down for another presidential candidate. Since that couldn’t fly, they have resorted to planting sundry stories against the party.
“As a political party, our mission and vision and that of our presidential candidate is very clear. That mission and vision is to win the presidential election next year and to take the country out of the woods, which it has been in the last seven years.
“The meritorious and distinguished credentials of our Presidential Candidate, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, in public service and all the political offices that he held are indisputable and no one can fault them.
“We do sincerely understand that it is the tree with the ripe fruits that attracts the attention of the people, the reason for the barrage of attacks against our party and its presidential candidate.
“However, we are moving, as the party is working in harmony and unity of purpose for what it’s doing.
“We remain focused and would not allow anybody to distract us by sowing seeds of disaffection in the party. NNPP remains the fastest growing party in the country.”