2023: Kwankwaso picks Ladipo Johnson as running mate

2023: Kwankwaso picks Ladipo Johnson as running mate

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso has announced Barrister Ladipo Johnson from Lagos State as his running mate for the 2023 general elections.


The announcement was made by the party on the Twitter page –  @nnpphqabuja1  – Friday night.


According to the post, NNPP wrote, “Road to 2023: Barr Ladipo Johnson is the Vice Presidential candidate of our great party.”


Meanwhile, reports have it that three candidates from the Southern region of Nigeria were screened as possible running mates to the former Kano State Governor.




Johnson who had earlier contested for governorship in Lagos State but failed is the President of the African Institute of Enterprise Development and Management.


The convener of ‘The Johnson Initiative for Positive Impact’ has previously condemned the Nigerian Government’s economic policies; saying the government enslaves Nigerians with the policies.


According to him, the increased rate of the Value Added Tax (VAT) to 7.5% and other taxes on consumer goods and services; including the 6% stamp duty on rental and lease agreements, have made Nigerians poorer.


He, therefore, called on Nigerians to rise and take the right actions; especially rescuing the country’s economy and liberating the people from a further slide into extreme poverty.



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Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Peter Obi Support Network; Marcel Ngogbehei, has said that the ongoing talks between the presidential candidates of Labour Party, Peter Obi; as well as his New Nigeria Peoples Party counterpart, Rabiu Kwankwaso, have a move to give Nigeria a rebirth.



Ngogbehei added that talks between the two presidential aspirants are yielding fruitful results so far.



He said the move will be the best political news in Nigeria since the country’s independence.



In a statement made available in Awka on Saturday; Ngogbehei said the feedback from the committee charged with the responsibility is encouraging; even as he assured Nigerians that very soon, the long-awaited rebirth will happen.

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