The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has said the greatest mistake the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) made was giving its presidential ticket to the “wrong person.”
Telescope.ng reports that he stated this at the old Presidential Lodge Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, where he inaugurated his presidential campaign office.
The APC had fielded Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) in 2015 as its presidential candidate. He won and got the party’s ticket for a second term and equally won the 2019 polls. The party has now fielded a former governor of Lagos state, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the 2023 poll.
Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, said the experience the nation had under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) administrations worsened in the last 7-year reign of the APC.
He said: “We were five governors that started APC to produce President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Unfortunately, when we were angry with PDP, APC became worse. And one big mistake APC made was giving its presidential ticket to the wrong person.
“In the north, we are the party to beat. APC has failed the nation. You may not understand what we are talking about because you have more security and a good economy here than what we see in the north.”
But the APC national publicity secretary, Barrister Felix Morka, neither answered his phone call nor SMS sent to him for comment on the matter.