Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, said he is certain of victory against Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar in 2023.
Kwankwaso, who is also the leader of the Kwankwasiya movement, in an interview with Punch, said he has the profile to bring down the APC and PDP.
He noted that the signing of the Electoral Bill will make it difficult for anyone to defeat him by rigging.
Kwankwaso said: “The Kwankwasiya movement is very popular, and we’ll even win in the North-Eastern region. I’m happy that the Electoral Bill was signed into law, and that would make it difficult for anyone to rig us as they’ve always done in the past.
“Once there’s a free and fair election, it’ll be difficult for anyone to defeat us. Hence, I am certain of victory against Presidential candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, and Atiku Abubakar of the major opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, at the polls in 2023.”
The former Governor of Kano State also noted that he will not be stepping down for anyone in order for the ruling APC to be defeated.
When asked if he will step down for Atiku, he said:
“I won’t be stepping down for anyone, our party is popular across the country, and we’re sure of victory at the polls.
“Our candidacy is based on capacity and performance. Nigerians will not vote for any experiment now, people are looking for those that have done it better in the past, and people who are trusted. Nigerians want someone that can unite Nigeria, improve the education system, and end the issue of incessant insecurity. We’ve always cared for the people. And many, especially the poor masses, were happy that I got the presidential ticket of the NNPP.”
Kwankwaso added that NNPP is fast-growing and he will not have any problem getting votes from the South-West and the South-East.
He said: “Our party has grown very fast. Months ago no one knew about the party, but in the last four months, the party has been popular across the country. The NNPP is now a household name, we have leadership and followership across the nation. Our ideology is different.”