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General News of Thursday, 19 January 2023


'I am a PhD holder, not a trader' - Kwakwanso shades Peter Obi

Rabiu Kwankwaso Rabiu Kwankwaso

The flagbearer of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso has shaded the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi a few weeks to the 2023 elections.

Kwankwaso stated that he is a PhD holder with more than 30 years in the political scene, so he is more qualified than Obi to rule Nigeria.

He made this known while speaking at the Chatham House in London.

According to Kwankwaso, competence should be the standard in choosing the country's next president and not sentiment.

He said: “I’m a PhD holder in civil engineering. I check your candidate for what he has. I have been in the system for over 30 years now. I wasn’t a trader.

“If anyone wants Kwankwaso to withdraw, let’s bring criteria and select the best.

“Anytime I have a better candidate, I’m ready to talk to him. If you have a party which is based on ethnicity and religion — that is the difference between the Labour Party and our party, which is a national party.”