The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party and former Kano State governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said Nigeria is currently bleeding and himself and his runnig mate Bishop Isaac Idahosa will heal the wounds if elected in 2023.
Kwankwaso stated this on Monday while speaking at the unveiling, which took place at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
He noted that he and his running mate would “heal the wounds inflicted on the country” by the lack of understanding of how to govern a multi-cultural, multi-religious, and multi-ethnic country like Nigeria by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The federal lawmaker added that Nigeria “is currently bleeding,” adding that the country needs people who can rescue it from total collapse.
Kwankwaso said, “Ineptitude and lack of empathy have dealt a damaging blow on Nigerians as even arrogance and sense of entitlement has further widened the fault lines in our country, and their attitudes toward the core functions of the government are causing a dangerous escalation of insecurity, uncontrollable inflation, scandalous unemployment statistics among the collapse of the tertiary education system and the general collapse of social services.
“We live in a country where victims of insecurity are constantly being ignored while still being accused of exaggeration, lying, or both.
“We live in a country where victims of unemployment are accused of laziness, where Universities and other tertiary education Institutions are frequently being shut down for months, and our children’s future being jeopardised while leaders are busy throwing out hundreds of millions of Naira to purchase party forms.
“While searching for my running mate, we scrutinised over 20 prospective candidates, all of whom were eminently qualified to be the vice president of the country but considering the severity of the wounds that have been inflicted on the country in recent years and the necessity of healing them, given the necessary desire to carefully balance old sensibilities, sensitivities, and differences to have an all-inclusive government that will be fair, and just all Nigerians and bear in mind that the country requires competent, credible and pathetic, courageous leaders, I came to this conclusion.”