The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, on Monday, said it will be impossible thw Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar to emerge in 2023 when he has no control of Lagos, Kano, and Rivers states.
He said any candidate that cannot control those states should forget about the 2023 presidential election.
Kwankwaso made this claik while commissioning the Mgbutanwo Internal Roads in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State at the invitation of Governor Nyesom Wike.
The former Kano governor also attacked some PDP leaders, describing them as rigid and selfish.
He said, “Many people have made so many mistakes; many people don’t understand. Some leaders are very rigid, rigid in the sense that whether they are failing or winning, they will stick to one idea, they will stick to one candidate not minding the consequences, not minding the feelings of the people involved
“We have seen people in my former party that all they want is to get the presidential ticket. They are ready to do anything to have a ticket.
“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.”
Kano, Lagos and Rivers are three states that may likely determine the outcome of the coming election.