South East: NNPP Moves In Defense Of Kwankwaso, Says He Was Misquoted 


 The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has moved in defence of its presidential candidate and national leader over comments credited to him about the South East geopolitical zone and the 2023 presidential election, saying he was quoted out of context.

Kwankwaso, while inaugurating the Gombe State executive of the party last week, was quoted to have said that the people of South East are good in business but are at the bottom of politics in Nigeria, a remark which has been breeding bad blood among people from the zone and NNPP members.

But, in a statement issued by the party and personally signed by its national chairman, Prof Rufa’i Ahmed Alkali, the NNPP said the report in the media was falsely credited to Kwankwaso.

Rufai stated: “However, as a party that is desirous to change the situation of the country, we believe that no Nigerian of any geopolitical zone, tribe, ethnic nationality, or religious persuasion  is least on the rung of the ladder in the whole effort to bring…

Source: Leadership Newspaper