A former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso has emerged as the National Leader of New Nigeria People Party (NNPP).
A copy of the details of his emergency obtained on Wednesday said he emerged at the party’s convention in Abuja, a day after he dumped the PDP.
TOS NEWS reported in February how the party’s scribe, Agbo Major in a statement hinted on the defection of Kwankwaso.
The statement partly read, “We are expanding. A lot of interest blocs are coming in, so we are expanding the frontiers of the party.
“We have read Nigerians speculating, saying whatever they want to say but the only thing I can tell you as a secretary of the party is that we are in deep talk with Kwankwaso. In fact, we have almost concluded.”
Speaking at the event, Kwankwaso said that he was impressed with the support by his loyalists and supporters of the party.
“What remains is for all of us to go back to the grassroots, our states and local governments to register ourselves and families and to tell all Nigerians to register with NNPP. We are all aware that the people are tired of the APC and PDP and that was why previous elections recorded low voter turnout.
“We thank God that we have a fresh air for a better new Nigeria. People are tired and want change and the NNPP is the fresh air that can do it,” Kwankwaso said.
Kwankwaso who slammed the present administration for failing to tackle insecurity, lamented Monday’s train attack in Kaduna which led to the killing, injury and kidnapping of passengers.
The party inaugurated 39-man new National Executive Committee with Kwankwaso’s supporters, attaining top positions.