By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has stated that credible and qualified candidates who would transform Kwara state would be presented in the 2023 general elections, decrying the high level of poverty in the state and Nigeria as a whole.
The party’s Zonal Coordinator for Kwara state, Mallam Alatare Suleiman Musa, stated this at a forum in Ilorin, the state capital, to formally invite Engineer Dr. Kameel Dauda to flag the party’s ticket in Kwara Central Senatorial District ahead 2023.
Musa explained that the party, after through consultations with relevant stakeholders on the need for the party to present credible candidates in all elections, settled for the candidacy of Engr. Dr. kameel Dauda for the Kwara Central Senatorial seat.
He noted that Dauda has been a philanthropist of note and a grassroots politician who has positively touched several lives in the Senatorial District.
The Zonal Coordinator added that 2023 election remains a deciding factor for the nation’s political future, hence the need to present a credible candidate who has the spread and influence in all the the nooks and crannies of the senatorial district.
He said: “Kwarans deserve the best in terms of quality representation and delivery of dividends of democracy to the electorate. In all these, Engineer Dr. Dauda is the most suitably qualified and remains a candidate to beat in the senatorial election in 2023. That is why the NNPP is presenting him as our candidate in the Senatorial election.”
Responding, Engr. Kameel Dauda thanked the party for the gesture and said he would make necessary consultations with relevant stakeholders before talking the decision on the senatorial election, adding that the gesture extended to him was a rare honour and privilege which he would never take for granted.
He urged the officers of the party to continue to make consultations, far and wide, while ensuring that all stakeholders are carried along in the running of the party towards ensuring the success of the party in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
Also speaking, the state Publicity Secretary of the NNPP, Alhaji Shola Muse, said the party saw the quality of selfless service and spirit of assistance to the less privileged in Engr. Kameel Dauda, prompting the party to settle for him as its Kwara Central Senatorial District candidate in 2023