A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Buba Galadima, has said that the party refused to challenge the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election in court due to the lack of funds.
He stated this while speaking to ARISE TV on the recent meeting between Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the NNPP and the President-elect, Tinubu.
Daily Trust reports a meeting between Tinubu and Kwankwaso in Paris, France, brokered by Kwankwaso’s ally and former Tinubu’s campaign coordinator, Abdulmumini Jibrin, the House of Representatives member-elect who defected to the NNPP from the APC before the general elections.
Details of the meeting are still sketchy but both men are said to have discussed a government of unity between the two parties that may lead to a possible political alliance between the two politicians.
While responding to it, Galadima said such a meeting between politicians is no news because it had happened a lot of times in Nigeria’s political history.
He said, “Everything in Nigeria is news. Ordinarily, a meeting between two political leaders should not attract that kind of ecstasy by the citizenry.
“But you know Senator Kwankwaso contested against the president-elect in the 2023 election in which the NNPP came fourth. However, after the contest, we’re one party that didn’t go to court even though we’re the only people who have credible reasons to go to court. That in itself speaks volumes and can be interpreted in several ways.