Presidency: CSOs adopt Kwakwanso for President - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Presidency: CSOs adopt Kwakwanso for President

.......Urges Atiku to Step down for Kwankwaso

By Editor

 Four days to the Presidential and National Assembly election, Coalition of Civil Societies Organisations, CSOs have thrown their weight behind the Presidential candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso for President.

Addressing Journalists in Abuja, the Convener of the groups, Bishop Godwin Abah of Christ Faith Ministry International, Koroduma, Nasarawa State urged the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and for Vice President Atiku Abubakar to step down for Kwankwaso.

According to him, members of the Coalition include Northern Ministers Forum, Rebuild Women and Youth Foundation,  Greater Movement Network, National Responsible Youth Organization and The Determined Icons, just as he vowed that the groups made of 10, 000 has the capacity of delivery 15 million votes to the former Kano State Governor.

Bishop Abah's speech read, "The 2023 general election is critical for the survival of Nigeria as a democratic nation. The foundations of our dear country is shaken due to poor leadership, insecurity, poverty, hardship, marginalization, bad infrastructure, economic recession, unemployment, political upheavals and confusion in the polity.

"Nigerians have never had it so bad since Independence in October 1960. The condition is akin to a war situation as citizens are daily impoverished and could not access their money at various banks in the country for their welfare and legitimate business.

"The heart cry of all Nigerians is the emergence of a competent, credible, versatile, resourceful, purposeful, visionary, patriotic, compassionate and God-fearing leaders as President on 25th February 2023, as citizens go to the polls.

"The Coalition of Civil Society Groups has been in the forefront for sustainable democracy and good governance in Nigeria. It is a grassroots movement with a mission to improve the wellbeing of fellow compatriots by ensuring responsible and responsive governments at all levels in line with Section 14(2)b of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria1999, as amended, which states that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.

"As a major stakeholder in the democratic process, the Coalition has traversed the nation interacted with the populace, opinion leaders, women and youth leaders, politicians and other critical stakeholders to chart a way forward for the nation as we approach the crucial 2023 general election this weekend starting with the Presidential, Senatorial and House of Representatives polls.

"Having joined other pro-democracy groups in voter education and mobilization of eligible Nigerians to register and obtain their permanent voters cards (PVCs) which remain a formidable weapon and power to elect candidates of their choice as sovereignty resides in the people, it is time for action. It is time to elect people-oriented leaders who naturally feel the pulse and heartbeat of the common man. It is time to reject and vote out the politicians that brought suffering and hardship to the people who were hoodwinked to elect them in previous polls. It is time to reject politicians' Greek Gift" to citizens to sell their conscience and votes for a mess of electoral porridge and continue the vicious circle of inept governance, hardship and insecurity in the polity.

"The Coalition of Civil Society Groups meticulously assessed leading political parties and their presidential candidates noted their antecedents and democratic credentials in the quest for a strong, united, progressive, prosperous, equitable and just democratic society, and, considering the views of most rural dwellers with permanent voters cards the Coalition interacted with who expressed confidence in Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for touching their lives in many ways and desire him to be President, has unanimously selected His Excellency, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso as the best presidential candidate, accordingly adopted him for President in the Saturday 25th February 2023, presidential election. A man of enormous intellectual capacity and capability, Kwankwaso is an embodiment of patriotism, integrity, humility, nobility and versatility with a vision, mission and blueprint for a new, better, greater and prosperous Nigeria.

"He is the only presidential candidate who have traveled across Nigeria on road, visited more States, Senatorial Districts and Local Government Areas more than other contenders for president to articulate people-oriented projects and programmes to boost their standards of living. A servant-leader with a milk of human kindness, Kwankwaso transformed Kano State as a two- term Governor and will bring his wealth of experience as former Minister of Defence, Ambassador, Senator, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives etc., to bear on national governance as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

"It was also the opinion of the rural Nigerians that the Coalition interfaced with that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar should set aside his presidential aspiration for a dynamic, pragmatic, energetic and resourceful Kwankwaso. Accordingly, the Coalition calls on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party's presidential candidate to step down for the NNPP presidential candidate, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to avoid unnecessary splitting of votes in the North. Kwankwaso will inject fresh air in governance, restore hope to a bewildered nation that has seen more carnage than dividends of democracy and build a new Nigeria we all desire.

"Atiku has done his best for the nation, we appreciate his contribution as Vice President of Nigeria. He remains a statesman. 

"Today, the nation is at a crossroads, the destiny of Nigeria is at stake and requires the political sagacity, capacity, savvy and tenacity of purpose of Kwankwaso - Idahosa Presidency to redirect the country from its perilous course. Kwankwaso stands out among other contenders for president.

"The Coalition of Civil Society Groups calls on Nigerians to vote for Kwankwaso 's New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP). Vote for competent leadership, vote for a new, better, greater and prosperous Nigeria. Ensure your votes are counted and count in the overall result. This is our chance, God helping us Kwankwaso will emerge the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on February 25. Join us to make history. It is a new dawn in democratic governance in Nigeria. Kwankwaso -Idahosa ticket is the key."

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