2023: NNPP Plans Major Take Over, Releases List of Governors, Senators Vying for Tickets

2023: NNPP Plans Major Take Over, Releases List of Governors, Senators Vying for Tickets

  • Ahead of the 2023 polls, the New Nigeria Peoples Party under the leadership of Engr Dr Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has released the numbers of aspirants jostling for elective seats in Plateau
  • The Plateau state chairman of the party made this disclosure on Monday during an interview in Jos
  • Meanwhile, the NNPP has debunked reports that it has been deregistered by the INEC, saying the misleading publication was by some unscrupulous elements afraid of the popularity and achievements of the party within a short time

At least six governors and nine senatorial aspirants are vying for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) tickets in Plateau state, The Punch reports.

The Plateau NNPP chairman, Tokji Mandim, who made this known in an interview with newsmen on Monday, May 30, in Jos, disclosed the party would field candidates in all the elective positions in the state.

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Plateau NNPP, 2023 general election, Rabiu Kwankwaso
The leadership of NNPP says no fewer than six governors and nine senatorial aspirants are vying for the party tickets in Plateau. Photo credit: Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso
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The Plateau state governorship primaries would hold on May 31

Mandim disclosed that the party’s governorship primary would hold on Tuesday, May 31, in Jos while those of the Senate, House of Representatives, and House of Assembly would also take place within the week.

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The chairman said unlike the other political parties whose primaries were characterised by alleged impositions and complaints, the NNPP elections would be seamless.

He stated:

“NNPP is not like other political parties that keep recycling old people, we will give the youths a chance to lead.
“NNPP is dominated by youths and people that love Nigeria and we will ensure that the wishes of the people prevail.”

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Mandim said that the NNPP had what it takes to dislodge the current occupants of Plateau Government House.

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The chairman pointed out that, besides the party’s strength and acceptability, the abysmal performance of the former and current ruling parties had made their job easier.

2023 presidency: List of PDP’s governorship candidates across Nigeria

In another development, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held its governorship primaries across the country ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The exercise did not however hold in eight states where the cycle elections are held at different times. The states are, Anambra, Imo, Edo, Ondo, Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo and Osun.

In the places where the elections were held, some people emerged as the party's candidates in the forthcoming elections.

Ganduje’s commissioner of finance dumps APC, defects to NNPP ahead of 2023

Meanwhile, Shehu Na’allah, the Kano state commissioner of finance and economic development, had defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the NNPP.

Na’allah defected to NNPP alongside his former boss, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, on Wednesday, May 18.

Legit.ng gathered that he was immediately selected as the consensus candidate for Kura/Madobi/Garun Mallam Federal Constituency after joining the NNPP.

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