The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Osun state chapter has denied a claim that it had endorsed the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and urged Nigerians to disregard the report.
Penpushing reports that, Caretaker Chairman of the party in the state Abdussalam Abdullateef, made the clarification at a press conference on Saturday in Osogbo, the state capital, declaring that four members of the party, who purportedly endorsed Tinubu are on their own.
The party boss explained that the only Presidential candidate known to the New Nigeria Peoples Party(NNPP) is Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, who he said has all it takes to give the country a new lease of life come May 29, 2023, and beyond.
“We in the Osun NNPP want to reaffirm our support for His Excellency, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the Presidential Candidate of NNPP. He is the most qualified of all the presidential candidates in Nigeria, in terms of education, work experience, political maturity and closeness to the grassroots,” he said.
Penpushing further reports that, Abdullateef pointed out that some past leaders of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the state were in the habit of using the party to trade for personal interest, which he said led to the change of leadership of the party.
“It may interest the world to know that the leadership of NNPP at the National level has decided to put a stop to this betrayal habit, resulting in the change of the State leadership in Osun State. The after effect of the change was the show of shame by four candidates of the party, who purportedly endorsed another presidential candidate as witnessed’, he stated.
“If candidates of a political party endorse the presidential candidate of another party while still holding on to the mandates of NNPP, their action did not come to us as a surprise. Once again, we outrightly dissociate Osun NNPP from people of unstable credentials and anti-party characters. As for the genuine members of the party in the state, we further affirm that all candidates of NNPP in Osun State are working towards success at the 2023 polls”, he emphasised.
Penpushing also reports that, it is recalled that four candidates of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Osun state in the 2023 elections had on Wednesday declared support for Tinubu who is the Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC).
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