NNPP picks ex-FCC chair as Kwara governorship candidate

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Kwara state has adopted the former chairman Federal Character Commission (FCC), Prof Shuaib AbdulRaheem, as its gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 election.

The chairman of NNPP in the state, AbdulRazaq Abdulsalam, announced this in Ilorin, shortly after a meeting the stakeholders of the party.

“We have picked Prof Oba Shuaib as our governorship candidate. He’s now a full fledged member of NNPP,” the NNPP chairman declared.

Abdulsalam disclosed that AbdulRaheem would be attending the meeting of all the NNPP gubernatorial candidates in Abuja today (Tuesday).

Also speaking, the NNPP gubernatorial candidate, AbdulRaheem said he has fully joined the NNPP.

He expressed his preparedness to join hands with other eminent Nigerians and Kwarans to take the party to a greater height.

In his remarks, a senatorial candidate of the NNPP, Dr Kolo Jiya, said the party will form government in Kwara state come 2019.

He expressed confidence in the ability of AbdulRaheem to lead the party to victory in the elections and as well return Kwara to path of progress and greatness.

Kolo added that a more elaborate event would be held where the party’s gubernatorial candidate will be presented to the general public.

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