Talks between the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, have reached advanced stage ahead of his possible defection to and to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the party.
The outgoing National Secretary of the party, Amb Agbo Major disclosed this to Radio Nigeria on the sidelines of the Special National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja He said the meeting was aimed at taking crucial decisions that will reposition the party ahead of 2023.
He said in a matter of days, the two-time Kano State governor would formally join the party alongside his allies.He however explained that the ticket would not be automatically given to Sen Kwankwanso as other aspirants would be given a level playing field to contest.
Meanwhile, New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has dissolved the party’s State and National Executives and constituted a Caretaker Committee to run the affairs of the party for one month, paving way for its national convention when new national officers will be elected.
Motions were moved and adopted to amend some provisions of the party’s constitution ahead of its national convention.
Members of the Caretaker Committee were sworn in immediately as the Party strategises for the 2023 general election.
Reporting by Victorson Agbenson; editing by Muzha Kucha