Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) on Tuesday dismissed reports that he has congratulated the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that reports emerged on Monday claiming Kwankwaso sent a congratulatory message to Tinubu. But debunking the quotes attributed to him via a press statement by the spokesperson of the NNPP, Agbo Major, the former Kano State governor said the 2023 presidential election was “grossly flawed”, adding that for that reason, he would not congratulate Tinubu.
The statement partly reads: “The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) presidential candidate, Engr. Rabiu Kwankwaso did not congratulate the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the grossly flawed, contentious and disputed presidential election.
“The report that Engr. Kwankwaso congratulated Tinubu as a figment of the imagination of anti-democrats, political hirelings and fifth columnists leveraging on the popularity of the party’s presidential flag bearer.
“NNPP rejects the outcome of the February 25, 2023, presidential election as it did not reflect the will, wish and mandate of the Nigerians who trooped out to vote but were disappointed by the failure of INEC to conduct the credible and transparent election and fulfil its promise to upload the Polling Units results to its portals which would have guaranteed the authenticity of the results and declaration of the winner of the presidential election.”