After months of speculations, a former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidency under the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
The former minister made the declaration shortly after purchasing the nomination and expression of interest forms at the party’s headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.
Kwankwaso pledged to unite Nigerians, tackle insecurity, create jobs, and reduce poverty if given the mandate in 2023.
The former senator urged Nigerians interested in seeking elective positions to join NNPP so as to bring real change to the nation.
Meanwhile, Dr Mayam Bello Yasin, National Women Leader of the party in her remarks said Kwankwaso will transform Nigeria if elected president in 2023.
In a related development, Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, has formally declared his intention to contest the presidency in the 2023 general election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ngige declared his intention before a crowd on Tuesday at Alor in Idemili South LGA of Anambra state.
The minister said his experience in public office over the years gives him the capacity to perform well as president.
According to him, the APC has not failed Nigerians and President Muhammadu Buhari is greatly misunderstood especially in the South-East.