Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has expressed concern about the rate of youth unemployment in Nigeria.
He expressed concern that if the issue of unemployment is not addressed, the country could descend into anarchy.
Kwankwaso made this claim over the weekend after a closed-door meeting with NNPP stalwarts in Jalingo, Taraba State’s capital, where he also dedicated the party’s offices.
According to him, the high rate of youth unemployment has led to a rise in drug abuse and banditry.
The NNPP candidate, on the other hand, has promised to restore the country’s glory if elected next year.
He stated that he has the ability to reposition Nigeria’s economy, security, and infrastructure, which prompted him to enter the presidential race.
Kwankwaso said, “Well, you see, our strategy normally is to allow people to continue to underrate us. Our politics is underground, not in the air. People could see and touch our supporters and these are committed supporters,” the former Kano State governor added.
“People who very much believe in our ideology; believe that if we are given the opportunity, we are in a position to change many things for the better, and therefore, they also believe that if we get the position, the country will be a better place. That is why you see so many people everywhere in the country showing solidarity for our candidature,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kwankwaso has promised to run an all-inclusive government if he wins next year’s presidential election.
He said, some months back, many people doubted the party’s chances going into next year’s general elections. He, however, said the situation is now different.
“Seven months ago when we decided to join this party, many people thought we were not going anywhere,” Kwankwaso noted. “But by the grace of God, today in this country, everybody knows us,” he said.