The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Kwara State has adopted the former vice-chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof Shuaib AbdulRaheem as its gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 election.

The chairman of NNPP in the state, AbdulRazaq Abdulsalam announced this in Ilorin, the state capital yesterday, shortly after a meeting the stakeholders of the party had with Abdul-Raheem.

“We have picked Prof Oba Shuaib AbdulRaheem as our governorship candidate. He’s now a full-fledged member of NNPP,” the chairman declared.

Abdulsalam disclosed that AbdulRaheem will be attending the meeting of all the NNPP gubernatorial candidates in Abuja on Tuesday.

Also speaking, the NNPP gubernatorial candidate, AbdulRaheem said he has fully joined the NNPP.

He expressed his preparedness to join hands with other eminent Nigerians and Kwarans to take the party to a greater height.

In his remarks, the Kwara North Senatorial candidate of the NNPP, Dr. Kolo Jiya, said the party will form government in Kwara State come 2023.

He expressed confidence in the ability of AbdulRaheem to lead the party to victory in the elections and as well return Kwara to the path of progress and greatness.

Kolo added that a more elaborate event would be held where the party’s gubernatorial candidate will be presented to the general public.

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