From Okwe Obi, Abuja
National Leader of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said the party did not win more states because NNPP’s logo was not visible for the voters to identify.
Kwankwaso noted that the poor printing and representation of the party on the ballot papers by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was enough reason for the NNPP to demand outright cancellation of the entire polls.
The former Kano State governor, who addressed journalists after the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), meeting yesterday in Abuja, tasked INEC to correct the errors in subsequent elections.
He said: “Most people including my humble self had to struggle very hard to identify our logo. I believe that our party will now sit down and work out how we can present our logo for the next election.
“My appeal to either INEC now that please one of the problem of our logo is the quality of printing and Now we are going for elections in three or four states.
“We do not want to be in a hurry to go to court on some of these issues. But I believe under normal circumstance, what INEC presented as our logo, in a civilized society is good enough to cancel the national election. we were disenfranchised.
“We are not properly presented or represented on the logo and that went a long way in creating so much difficulty for our candidates and therefore for party.”
He, however, scored security agencies high in the discharge of their duties saying, “we are happy with the security agents, going by what we have seen in Kano, and other parts of the country, they have generally done well.
“Even though in Kano we had a peculiar situation, where a particular arm of the security was bitterly against our party.”
Meanwhile, the party’s National Chairman Prof Rufa’i Ahmed Alkali said that by virtue of the victory of NNPP, it would be a torchbearer for other states to follow.
According to him, the the 2023 Presidential election left behind a trail of
anger, bitterness and uncertainty with many unanswered questions agitating for answers.
Alkali said: “As you embark upon your new responsibilities, we wish to assure you and the good people of Kano that Kano state will become the torch-bearer among other states in the establishment of a government that cares for human life and happiness, not their exploitation and oppression but as a government whose worth is her citizen’s worth – as contained within the pages of our great party, NNPP’s Manifesto.
“We implore you to stand out of the crowd, work assiduously and take the necessary steps to consolidate and build upon the indelible legacies and giant strides of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the builder of modern
“Undoubtedly, as we all know, the 2023 Presidential election has come and gone but it has left behind a trail of anger, bitterness and uncertainty with many unanswered questions agitating for answers.
“In my view, for anybody to have legitimate authority in this country, he must have political victory, legal victory, and moral victory.”