Former Kano State governor and presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has announced Bishop Isaac Idahosa as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
Kwankwaso announced the choice of 57-year-old Idahosa after “careful considerations and meticulous screening of more than 20 prospective candidates”, according to a statement by his media aide, Muyiwa Fatosa.
Idahosa, the presiding Bishop and Senior Pastor of the God First Ministry, Lekki Light Centre, Ajah, hails from Edo State.
The statement on Thursday was titled, ‘Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso picks Bishop Idahosa as running mate’.
The statement read in part, “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 official unveiled to Nigerians on Monday, July 18, 2022 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja by 10 am.”