BY MAYOWA SAMUEL
Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has chosen Bishop Isaac Idahosa as his running-mate ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday by his Media Aide, Muyiwa Fatosa, he said Idahosa would be officially unveiled to Nigerians on Monday, July 18, 2022 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja by 10am.
The former Kano State governor revealed that the choice of Idahosa was made after careful considerations and meticulous screening of more than 20 prospective candidates all of whom were eminently qualified to run with him.
“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 believe that a new and better Nigeria is possible if we work together with sincerity, tolerance, competence, and faith,” he said.
He added that he was also selected, because he represented the definition of a true role-model for the Nigerian Youth.
Idahosa, 57, is the presiding Bishop and Senior Pastor of the God First Ministry, Lekki Light Centre, Ajah.
An indigene of Edo State, he is a trained Automobile Engineer from the Kaduna Polytechnic, with masters and doctoral degrees in theology.