- The APC national chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, has disclosed that Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the NNPP in the 2023 election, cannot become Nigeria's president
- According to Ganduje, Kwankwaso's selfish interest would not allow him to achieve his presidential ambition
- Ganduje said the NNPP was a decent party until Kwankwaso joined and ruined it with his selfish interest
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FCT, Abuja - Abdullahi Ganduje, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has given one reason he believed Rabiu Kwankwaso, the flagbearer of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the February 25 presidential election, would never become the president of Nigeria.
The former governor of Kano made the comment while receiving the NNPP governorship candidate in the 2023 election in Bauchi State, Senator Haliru Jika, on Wednesday, September 27, at his residence in Abuja, Guardian reported.
Ganduje addresses the NNPP Governorship candidate who joined APC
Ganduje, while addressing Jika, who had visited him with his supporters to join the APC, said Kwankwaso's selfish interest would not make him achieve his presidential ambition.
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Ganduje maintained that the crisis rocking the NNPP was compounded by the inability of Kwankwaso to maintain a standing principle in party politics over the years.
He stressed that the reign of Kwankwaso as the national leader of the NNPP was "exploitive and deceptive while commending the return of Jika to the APC as a step in the right direction.
What Ganduje said about NNPP
Ganduje's comment reads in part:
"He is returning to a party that is very progressive and focused. He is coming from a party that used to be decent and highly respected until it was hijacked and polluted by the Kwankwasiyya group.”
He further lamented the poor performance of the APC in Gombe state in the last election while promising to ensure the inclusiveness of all party stalwarts in his decision-making.
NNPP Crisis: "Kwankwaso significantly contributed to party's growth", Chieftain
Legit.ng earlier reported that the alleged suspension of Rabiu Kwankwaso, the NNPP presidential candidate in the 2023 election, from the party has been condemned.
Damilare Abioro, a chieftain of the NNPP, in an interview with Legit.ng, maintained that the suspension couldn't stand, and Kwankwaso remained the party's national leader.
Abioro maintained that the influence and contribution of Kwankwaso to the NNPP cannot be undermined, and the party need to maintain unity to sustain its growth.