Former Kano Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso Makes Grand Appearance at NNPP's Special Event, Gets New Appointment

Former Kano Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso Makes Grand Appearance at NNPP's Special Event, Gets New Appointment

  • A former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been named the national leader of the New Nigeria Peoples Party
  • Kwankwaso's new designation was announced at the party's national congress which took place in Abuja on Wednesday, March 30
  • This new development comes barely 24 hours after the former governor officially resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

With his recent defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over some "irreconcilable differences", a former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso has been spotted in a grand event organised by his new party.

In a recent post made by the former governor on Facebook, Kwankwaso was seen at the national congress of the New Nigeria Peoples Party.

NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, National Congress, Kano
Former governor Kwankwaso was also named the national leader of the NNPP. Photo: Dr. Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE
Source: Facebook

At the congress, the former Kano governor was also named the NNPP's national leader. gathered that party's congress took on Wednesday, March 30, at the 12-12 Polo Ground in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city.

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Details of activities from the NNPP's congress

The former governor was captured having discussions with key party members and stakeholders amid the huge turnout people at the congress ground.

Flanked by his security details and some of his aides, Kwankwaso was seen addressing many of his supporters who were dressed in their red and white stripe Kwankwasiyya trademark caps.

Speaking at the event, Kwankwaso said it is important for members of the NNPP to know that Nigerians are tired of PDP and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

His words:

“We are all aware that the people are tired of the APC and PDP and that was why previous elections recorded low voter turnout.

"We thank God that we have fresh air for a better new Nigeria. People are tired and want change and the NNPP is the fresh air that can do it.”

Irreconcilable differences? Former Governor Kwankwaso reveals why he dumped PDP for NNPP

The former Kano state governor had said that some irreconcilable differences led to his leaving the PDP.

Kwankwaso who has now joined NNPP said some members of PDP felt he was no longer important to the party.

According to Kwankwaso, the internal conflict was the contributing factor to his leaving PDP for NNPP.

Kwankwaso finally resigns from PDP ahead of 2023 election, gives reason

Nigeria's lead opposition party (PDP) had officially lost one of its prominent chieftains ahead of the general elections next year.

Senator Kwankwaso on Tuesday, March 29, resigned his membership in the party by writing to the party's ward chairman.

The leader of the influential Kwankwasiyya political movement had earlier said that both APC and PDP had nothing to offer Nigerians.

2023: Osinbajo's camp reportedly reaches out to Kwankwaso

Sequel to his exit rumours, had reported that the camp of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo reached out to Senator Kwankwaso.

The meeting was said to have been for a possible collaboration ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

This meeting sparked rumours that the former Kano state governor might be on the verge of defecting to the ruling party.


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