Some House of Assembly candidates on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Osun State have announced preparation to hold mega rally for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This is aimed at actualising Tinubu’s ambition of becoming the president of Nigeria come 2023.
The candidates have also commenced house-to-house campaign to canvass votes for Tinubu, who they described as the harbinger of hope for Nigerians.
Four National Assembly candidates of the NNPP had earlier left their presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, in September to support Tinubu.
Their dissatisfaction with the leadership of the party at the national level, coupled with the inability of the party stakeholders to work in accordance with the principle of justice, law and democratic running of the party was one of the many reasons the candidates left NNPP.
Afolabi Muideen Abayomi, while speaking on behalf of the party’s House of Assembly candidates in Osogbo yesterday, said they have since realised that the party’s present structure in Osun State lacks vision of a new Nigeria aspired by the citizens.
He stressed that there was no preparation whatsoever in selling their presidential, National Assembly and House of Assembly candidates to the people of the state in less than two months to the general election.
Abayomi disclosed that during their house-to-house campaign it was discovered that Osun people are so determined to have Tinubu as their president, and canvassing for any other candidates may be an effort in futility, hence, their decision to stick with Tinubu.
“Less than 2 months to the 2023 polls, NNPP has not been campaigning for the presidential candidate of the party, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and other candidates contesting the poll in Osun. We can’t wait any longer.
He, however, said in collaboration with other National Assembly candidates who earlier dumped Kwankwaso, nine Assembly candidates are set to organise a mega rally for Tinubu where masses of the state would be convinced on why they should support the APC candidates.
Both the national and state assembly candidates eulogized “Secretary, Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, for always giving us listening ears and for embracing us, having discovered our ability to deliver Osun for Tinubu.”