The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has announced the presiding Bishop of Illumination Assembly, Lekki Light Centre(LLC), Isaac Idahosa, as his running mate ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Idahosa was announced as the party’s vice presidential candidate on Thursday to beat the deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The electoral body had directed all parties to upload the details of their candidates on its portal before Friday, July 15th.
The former Governor of Kano State announced Idahosa after careful consideration and meticulous screening of more than 20 prospective candidates.
Kwankwaso announced this in a statement released through his media aide, Muyiwa Fatosa, titled, ‘Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso picks Bishop Idahosa as running mate.’
The statement read, “Idahosa was selected because of his outstanding record, his impeccable integrity, his broad understanding of the Nigerian State and its contemporary challenges, his undiluted commitment to improving the conditions of Nigerians, and his sincere belief that a new and better Nigeria is possible if we work together with sincerity, tolerance, competence, and faith.
“A self-made achiever and a credible Nigerian, Bishop Idahosa is also selected because he represents the definition of a true role model for the Nigerian Youth.
“Kwankwaso expresses happiness that this patriotic Nigerian man-of-God will work with him in the journey to save the country from the current drift and create a new Nigeria where justice, equity, fairness, unity, security and development are assured.
“Bishop Isaac Idahosa will be publicly and officially unveiled to Nigerians on Monday, July 18, 2022, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja by 10 am.”