Kwankwaso names Jibrin, ex-Tinubu support DG, campaign spokesman
By Josephine Isaac
The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has named Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin and Barrister Ladipo Johnson as the spokespersons of his campaign.
On his Twitter handle, the former Governor of Kano State said he approved the appointments due to the duo’s experience in communication and network to deliver the objectives of the party across the country.
“I have approved the appointment of Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin and Barrister Ladipo Johnson as spokespersons for my campaign council.
“I have no doubt that the duo will use their wealth of experience in communications and vast networks to deliver on our mandate for a New Nigeria”, the presidential candidate said.
A former member of the House of Representatives, Jibrin joined the NNPP in May after falling out with the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.
His defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) came as a shock to many given his allegiance to the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In the buildup to the APC presidential primary, Jibrin was the Director-General of the Tinubu Support Group and was vocal in supporting powershift to the south.
Johnson is a lawyer and Managing Partner at Agbese & Johnson (Legal Consultants). He is also the president of the African Institute of Enterprise Development and Management.
Johnson was Kwankwaso’s place holder until the latter settled for Pastor Isaac Idahosa as his presidential running mate.
With the choice of Johnson as his spokesperson, Kwankwaso could be said to have followed the pattern of his counterparts in the APC and PDP who have also appointed lawyers to speak for them as the commencement of presidential campaign beckons. APC has Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Barrister Festus Keyamo SAN; while Barrister Daniel Bwala is for PDP.
The presidential election campaign officially starts on 28 September and will run until 24 hours to the 25 February 2023 election date.