The Katsina State chapter of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, on Saturday, held what the party called a special meeting with all its 88 candidates for the various posts in the 2023 general election.
In attendance at the meeting which took place in Katsina were the party’s Governorship candidate in the election, Nura Khalil, his deputy, Mutaqa Darma; the three Senatorial candidates; the fifteen Federal House of Representatives’ candidates; the 34 State House of Assembly candidates, and the 34 Local Government Areas’ chairmen candidates.
Also at the meeting were the state chairman of the party, Sani Liti, and party executives from the 34 Local Government Areas of the state.
The meeting, which began at 11:25am and lasted about four hours, discussed essentially strategies being put in place by the various candidates to win in the general election.
The meeting also discussed how the candidates and other party members would not run foul of electoral laws.
The party chairman told the attendees to be wary of various guidelines concerning campaigns, including contents of the campaigns, and on the need to follow the timetable issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Liti told the attendees, “Now that Nigerians have rejected the ruling party, i.e. the All Progressives Congress, at the national and state levels and also the Peoples Democratic Party, our party, the NNPP, is best placed to win the general election. My advice is that we should tidy up our end and be mindful of the various electoral laws, particularly those guiding campaigns and the contents of the campaigns. We should follow INEC timetable for campaigns. We should also engage on issues-based campaigns. With the calibre of our candidates and members including new members from the APC and the PDP, we shall have a good showing in the elections, Masha Allah.”
The party’s governorship and the deputy governorship candidates in Katsina State equally spoke in the same vein.
The duo implored party candidates, stakeholders and members not to relent in their efforts for the party to win in the general election.
The deputy governorship candidate further declared: “We should not relent in our current efforts to win in the 2023 elections. In Katsina State, for instance, it is glaring people are tired of the APC. Our party is people’s choice. Quite a number of youths and children are either out of school or jobless in Katsina State due to government anti-people’s policies. In Katsina State, we have about 10 million people. Out of this figure, about 6.3 million are youths, while over three million out of the 6.3 million are jobless, engaging in such illegal ventures such as hooliganism, informants to criminals, etc. All these the NNPP is set to correct once we are elected into the office in 2023. We should, however, be mindful of the various electoral laws and should not run foul of them.”
Other party candidates at the meeting in their various submissions said they were impressed with the ways residents of the state were accepting the NNPP.
They were also confident of victory in the general election.