The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has disclosed that the failure of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in putting Nigeria and Nigerians first is reason he left the parties.
Naija News reports that the former member of the PDP and the APC made this known during an event on Maritime Agenda organized by the party on Tuesday.
According to Kwankwaso, the two parties “failed woefully” governing the country in the last 23 years.
He urged his supporters to back his candidacy, maintaining that he has decided to make the sacrifice of doing away with both parties because both of them have derailed from the original vision set forth for them by its founders.
He said, “Both of them have failed woefully in putting Nigeria and Nigerians first.
“Both of them have failed woefully, and have brought untold economic hardship to Nigerians.
“Both of them have visited Nigerians with an unacceptable level of insecurity never imagined.
“And both of them have failed to provide qualitative and competent leadership that is dearly needed to steer the ship of the Nigerian nation in unity and prosperity.
“If these failures are not there, if the expectations of Nigerians have been met, if the leaders are competent, patriotic and sincere, we would not have been where we are today.
“This is why I have to seek and to be at the driver’s seat of this nation through the NNPP so that those expectations, a New Nigeria of our dreams can be realized.”
Kwankwaso was a former governor of Kano state under the PDP but defected to the APC in 2013.
He later returned to the PDP and contested the 2019 presidential primaries. He joined the NNPP in March 2022 and secured the party’s presidential ticket.
This article was originally published on Naija News