Why We’re Supporting Tinubu – Osun NNPP NASS Candidates
Four disgruntled national Assembly candidates contesting 2023 elections on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Osun State have said that their decision to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate indicates the collapsed structure of the NNPP in the state.
This online media platform recalls that the four NNPP candidates; Clement Bamigbola, Osun Central Senatorial, Bolaji Akinyode, Osun West Senatorial, Olalekan Fabayo, and Oluwaseyi Ajayi of Boluwaduro/Ifedayo/Ila, and Ijesa South Federal Constituencies respectively, had dumped NNPP presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso for Tinubu, citing lack of transparency in the running of their party at the national level.
The state caretaker chairman of the party, Abdusalam Abiola alleged that the four candidates that declared support for the APC flag bearer were like liabilities that would not be missed by the NNPP.
Reacting to Abiola’s statement, the group, via a press release signed by their leader, Bamigbola said that they stood by Tinubu because the structure of the NNPP was shaky and the acting chairman’s statement indicated that his knowledge of politics was substandard.
The release read in part “Our decision to support Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the 2023 general elections serves as evidence of the Osun NNPP’s imminent collapse.
“It is unfortunate to see the so-called acting chairman referring to the party candidates as irrelevant members. It shows the man in question knows nothing about politics. As at today, NNPP is dead in Osun state.”