Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has said anyone who says 2023 is his turn is making a mistake.
Although Kwankwaso did not mention the name of any candidate, the context indicates that he made a veiled reference to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In the build-up to the APC Primaries, Tinubu had said having assisted different persons to key positions in government, it was his turn.
The controversial remark caught headlines and trended on social media for a long time.
But speaking in Lagos on Sunday, Kwankwaso said the 2023 election is going to be different.
He also asked Nigerians not to vote for a candidate who is unhealthy, alleging that some persons were plotting to become president in a similar way Dr. Goodluck Jonathan emerged following the death of former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
“People are not talking about parties. They are talking about candidates and individuals. The APC and PDP have failed Nigerians. That is why we are in this mess today. I am ready for debates. Let us put our cards on the table. Some of the candidates are running away from debates. Some of them should look at themselves in the mirror and tell themselves the truth. Some of them are our seniors. You cannot cheat nature. Anybody who says 2023 is his turn is making a huge mistake.”