Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), says he will accept the outcome of the 2023 presidential election if it does not favour him.
Kwankwaso, who stated this on Monday at a town hall meeting with University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) staff and students, however, stated that the polls must be free and fair.
“I have no problem with accepting losing election. The best way to accept the 2023 election is by doing the right thing – free, fair and of course credible election,” he said.
As part of his security strategy, the former defence minister promised to increase the numerical strength of the country’s armed forces.
He engaged with students and management staff of the university on his manifesto, including security, education, youth inclusivity, unemployment, and the economy.
“I have no problem with accepting losing election. The best way to accept the 2023 election is by doing the right thing – free, fair and of course credible election.
“We have decided and it’s there in our blueprint that we will tackle the issue of insecurity. We are very angry that today, as we’re sitting here, we have so many people, young men and women being kidnapped.
“We will give a lot of opportunity to the young men and women to serve this country as members of the armed forces, members of the police, members of the DSS and so on,” he said.