- More drama has begun to ensue in the build-up to the much-anticipated gubernatorial polls
- In Katsina state, the gubernatorial running mate of the NNPP, Rabba Darma publicly endorsed the candidacy of his APC counterpart
- Darma who shunned his NNPP principal Nura Khalil said the APC guber candidate Dikko Radda had the capacity to lead the state
The gubernatorial running mate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Katsina state, Rabe Darma, has endorsed the candidacy of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate Dikko Radda for the governorship seat.
As reported TheCable, the shocking move was announced on Thursday, March 9, by NNPP’s Darma.
On why he is endorsing APC’s Radda, Darma said his emergence would foster sustainable development if given the platform. He noted that his counterpart has all the capabilities required to succeed.
“Dr Dikko Radda has the capacity, the qualifications and experience to move the state out of the woods; we need to attain our goals.”
Meanwhile, Darma has called on supporters of the NNPP to follow in his footsteps and pitch their tents with the ruling party and its candidate.
On the other hand, Radda expressed gratitude to his counterpart for endorsing his governorship bid as he promised to run an all-inclusive administration if elected as the state’s next governor.
Contrastingly, the gubernatorial candidate of the NNPP in Katsina, Nura Khalil, labelled the actions of his running mate as an act of betrayal.
As reported by Daily Nigerian, he said:
“I am not aware of any alliance. Such action will not discourage me from pursuing the bid to become the governor of Katsina state.
“It is disappointing that my running mate and other NNPP officials want to sell the party.”
Factional NNPP Endorses APC Guber Candidate in Kano, Gives Reason
In another development, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, the governorship candidate of the APC in Kano state, has gotten a powerful endorsement ahead of Saturday, March 18, election.
Some factional members of the NNPP in the state endorsed Gawuna over the NNPP governorship candidate.
Recall that the NNPP won the state during the February 25 presidential and national assembly elections in the state.
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