- Chief MKO Abiola's son who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party, Kola Abiola, disclosed he is certain of victory in 2023
- In his submission, the feat his father achieved in the year 1993 would be repeated by him in the forthcoming general election
- Abiola made this disclosure on Wednesday, after collecting his certificate of return at the national headquarters of the PRP in Abuja
On Wednesday, June 15, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Kola Abiola, expressed confidence that he would repeat the feat achieved by his father, Chief MKO Abiola, in 1993 and win the 2023 election.
According to him, he joined the PRP not because he was looking for a platform to contest the Presidency, but because of the party’s ideology.
The Punch reports that Abiola made this statement at the national headquarters of the PRP in Abuja after collecting his certificate of return.
Premium Times report added that Abiola who noted that it would be 30 years in 2023 since his late father won the presidential election, said “there is going to be a repeat in 2023.’’
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He said that the biggest role the PRP would play at the general elections was to serve as a bridge for the current generation of Nigerian youth.
The presidential hopeful said:
“I want to appeal to the youth to know that we are the vehicle of change. We are going to run an all-inclusive government. If we can win the 1993 election about 30 years ago, we can also win it now. I won Kano in 1993 with my father, collectively, and we must win it again. To make this happen, our thought process must change.”
The party’s national chairman, Falalu Bello, said the PRP would contest the 2023 governorship election in 21 states.
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In another development, Babagana Kingibe, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has reportedly forwarded three names to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for consideration as his running mate.
It was reported that Kingibe, who was running mate to late MKO Abiola in the June 12, 1993 presidential election, forwarded the names to the Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, for onward transmission to Tinubu for consideration.
The trio are said to be Muslims from the northeast geopolitical zone. The nomination came amid agitation over the moves by the APC to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
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The call by the PDP frontliners followed the emergence of Atiku as the PDP's 2023 flagbearer beating Wike; former Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor Emmanuel Udom, Anyim Pius Anyim among others to the game.
In a statement signed by its president Hussein Mohammed; the secretary, Moses Abidemi and the publicity secretary, Dan Okafor, the PDPF said collaboration between Wike and Atiku was of great importance to the opposition party.