Kwankwaso, NNPP lose 2.8 million supporters

The New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, has lost 2.8 million members and supporters to th Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the Nirtheast geopolitical zone,
 Dr. Babayo Liman zonal secretary of NNPP has said. No fewer than 700,000 of these members of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) are from Bauchi State.
He called on the NNPP presidential candidate Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso to join forces with the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to clinch the nation’s apex seat in next month’s elections.
Dr Liman revealled this  at a press conference in Bauchi, said the 2.8 million members represents the 3.5 million members he registered into the party in the last eight years of his stewardship as the zonal scribe of the party.
 “I’m resigning my appointment as the Northeast zonal secretary of the NNPP, as a member of the presidential campaign council, as a member of the NNPP, and as a coordinator of the Kwankwasiyya in Bauchi State and in the Northeast geo-political zone of the country”.
Liman recalled that he formally resigned on January 14, 2023, but publicly announced his resignation and defection to PDP yesterday. with members and supporters in the zone to follow him.
The former zonal secretary urged remaining members in the zone to dump the party for PDP, saying Atiku is the only political leader that can salvage the country from its socio-economic, political and insecurity problems.
He told the press that he was resigning along with other zonal executives of the NNPP namely the zonal women leader –Hajiya Halima Tafawa Balewa; zonal publicity secretary – Ibrahim Abdu; member of presidential campaign council – Tijjani Hassan and host of others.
Liman also directed all the decampees along with him to henceforth put off the red cap symbol of the party, concluding, “I also want to use this opportunity to advise His Excellency, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso to Atiku Abubakar of the PDP for the betterment of all Nigerians


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