The Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria’s Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso has called on Nigerian not to vote any candidate who is ‘unhealthy’ and thinks 2023 is his ‘turn’.
Kwankwaso made this comments on the sidelines of a meeting in Lagos on Sunday.
He also asked Nigerians not to vote a candidate who is unhealthy, alleging that some persons were plotting to become president through a similar way Dr Goodluck Jonathan emerged following the death of former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
“People are not talking about parties. They are talking about candidates and individuals. The APC and PDP have failed Nigerians. That is why we are in this mess today. I am ready for debates. Let us put our cards on the table. Some of the candidates are running away from debates. Some of them should look at themselves in the mirror and tell themselves the truth. Some of them are our seniors. You cannot cheat nature. Anybody who says 2023 is his turn is making a huge mistake.”
“In 2007, Yar’Adua was nominated as PDP candidate without consultation. There was no serious consultation. We knew things but there was no consultation and so we ran into trouble (with Yar’Adua’s ill health, attendant controversies, and using doctrine of necessity to swear in Dr Goodluck Jonathan as acting president, and his death). Today, that episode is recurring. Some people thought by becoming vice president they would soon be president.”
Kwankwaso also vowed not to step down for anyone, outlining how he intends to fight insecurity, boost the economy, and improve education if he is elected.
It is believed that his comments are a subtle jibe at the candidate of the All progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is rumoured to be 87 years old.