- The former Kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso has clinched the presidential ticket of the opposition party, the New Nigeria Peoples Party
- Kwankwaso made this disclosure on Wednesday, June 8, during the opposition party's convention in Abuja
- The former governor recently dumped the nation's main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, for the NNPP
A former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has emerged as the presidential aspirant of the New Nigeria Peoples Party at the party’s presidential primary election on Wednesday, June 8, The Punch reports.
The NNPP is currently holding its presidential primary election in the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Kwankwaso emerged as the NNPP’s flagbearer after delegates made their choice known by voice vote.
Boniface Aniegbonam revealed the NNPP's presidential candidate earlier
Recall that the pioneer national chairman of the NNPP, Boniface Aniegbonam, had said that Kwankwaso was the party’s only presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections at a press conference in Lagos last Friday.
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Meanwhile, Kwankwaso was the Governor of Kano state from 1999 to 2003 and from 2011 to 2015.
2023: NNPP plans major take over, releases list of governors, senators vying for tickets
At least six governors and nine senatorial aspirants are vying for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) tickets in Plateau state.
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.
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.
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.