Our reporter| Rabiu Kwakwanso, the New Nigeria Peoples Party’s presidential candidate on Monday said that Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not the 2023 presidential election.
Kwankwaso, who made the disclosure at the commissioning of the Mgbutanwo Internal Roads in Emohua, Rivers State, at the invitation of Governor Nyesom Wike, said any party that can’t control Lagos, Kano, and Rivers states should forget about the 2023 presidential election.
The former Kano state governor also criticised some PDP leaders, describing them as rigid and selfish.
“Any party that cannot control two of the three states – Kano, Lagos, and Rivers is out. He (Wike) has been saying it, and people have not taken note of it, anyway, by now, with Kwankwaso out of that party and Wike struggling to be there or not to be there, somehow, things are moving, certainly, Lagos is not their own, and one begins to wonder how they will win the election of 2023,” he said.
Governor Wike and four other aggrieved governors elected on the platform of PDP had kicked against the retention of Iyorchia Ayu as the party’s national chairman, leading to the withdrawal of support for Atiku Abubakar.
The Integrity Group, as the governors want to be called moving forward met in Lagos on Saturday and reiterated their call for the removal of Ayu as the party’s national chairman.