By Ononye VC
The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso has said that Nigerians will be shocked with the outcome of the presidential election.
While expressing confidence that he will emerge winner at first ballot, the former Kano governor denied talks for possible alliance with the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the February 25 contest.
Atiku told the Hausa service of the BBC that he was holding talks with the candidates of the NNPP and Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, saying one of them may likely step down and work with him. But speaking on Sunrise Daily on Channels Television, Kwankwaso described such a statement as reckless.
He said he was not involved in any form of alliance talk with any candidate in the election.
The former governor said the NNPP remains the only party in the presidential race abreast with the problems of the people as they have carried their campaign to the grassroots, travelling by road to all cities for their rallies.
He said it was unfortunate that well-respected people have decided to go live on national television to tell lies and disgrace themselves to sell their candidate.
He said the NNPP enjoyed being underrated by other parties, adding that he was not in a hurry to become president.
He said the party has the required number to win the elections on first ballot and was not considering any form of alliance with any party.