2023: PRP Has Strong Grassroots Network To Win- Kola Abiola
Presidential candidate of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Kola Abiola, has said the party is not considering alliance with other parties ahead of the 2023 general election.
He said this on Saturday at the launch of the party’s manifesto for the 2023 elections in Abuja.
Abiola is the first child of the late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Speaking at the event, he said the PRP has strong grassroots network to win the 2023 presidential election.
“I can’t see any right away. You have to run the race before you start thinking of an alliance,” he said.
“We have a very strong grassroots network. We have been campaigning at the grassroots. We will soon begin our national campaign.
“We have a wide reach. We are in all the local government areas of the country and we have 711 candidates nationwide. That is what we require to run a successful campaign.
“We are a national party that will make a big difference in the election.”
Abiola also dismissed insinuations that he was riding on his late father’s legacy.
“It is very unfortunate and ignorant of people to say that. I’m a man of my own right,” he added.
Also speaking at the event, Falalu Bello, PRP’s national chairman, described Abiola as an intellectually capable candidate.
“Our presidential candidate is physically fit and capable to contest alongside other candidates,” he said.
Bello faulted allegations that PRP candidates paid to secure tickets, saying it wasn’t true.
“We in PRP, whoever had a mandate to contest, whether presidential or gubernatorial, did not spend a kobo that he gave to the party to be nominated for any position,” he added.
“In terms of principle, there is no party better than PRP. We have been tested. We had formed government in Kaduna and Kano states.”