The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has stated that Atiku Abubakar, standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), should shelve his presidential bid for Rabiu Kwankwaso.
This was made known on Wednesday by Rufa’i Alkali, NNPP national chairperson at a media briefing in Abuja.
He said the claim that Abubakar is in talks with his party so he could be “the consensus northern candidate” is false.
Alkali said the PDP is in disarray and does not provide cover for anybody.
“Rabiu Kwankwaso is one person that has justified his position as a forerunner in this election. Atiku should not go so low to impose himself on Nigerians.
“What will someone want to offer in northern Nigeria, if not Kwankwaso — since they are talking about northern Nigeria now? The NNPP fully dissociates itself from the antics of Atiku Abubakar. We want Atiku Abubakar to step down for Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
“It will be a great mistake and tragedy to allow APC to continue with governance in Nigeria. If people are in doubt, let them go and think again.
“It is also a tragedy to allow some of these people who caused most of these problems to come back again. The parties have taken their presidential candidates to court – this is what we have called mutually assured destruction.”