Kwankwaso Backs Out of Government of National Unity proposed by Tinubu
Vondigest reports that the Former Kano State Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has opted out of the Government of National Unity proposed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This online platform gathered that the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has cited several reasons for its decision, including the involvement of personalities with corruption allegations hanging on their necks, as well as the government’s “anti-people policies.”
The NNPP has also resolved to provide the needed opposition to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A source within the party disclosed that the NNPP has “carefully reviewed the situation on ground with regards to our relationship with the Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government and we have decided not to be part of it.”
The source also said that the party has “been observing all the programmes, actions and policies of this government since it came on board, and we have decided that they (the actions) are clearly anti-people and are at odds with the philosophy and aspirational goals of our party.”
Additionally, according to the source, the NNPP has also expressed concern about the involvement of personalities with corruption allegations in the government.
“We have continued to see people with allegations of corruption and corrupt practices trailing them being made to play an important role in government,” the source said. “This runs contrary to the ethos and philosophy of our party which is made up of decent and responsible members of the public who are public spirited and development oriented.”
Prior to the release of ministerial nominees by Tinubu, there were reports that he planned to bring the opposition party into the fold to form a rumoured government of national unity.