Ahead Of 2023: Ogun NNPP Female Governorship Candidate Withdraw For Peace To Reign In The Party - Jackie Kassim - The People's Voice


Sunday, August 7, 2022

Ahead Of 2023: Ogun NNPP Female Governorship Candidate Withdraw For Peace To Reign In The Party - Jackie Kassim

By Jumoke Adeogun, Abeokuta
Nigerian businesswoman, philanthropist and politician, Dr. Jackie Adunni Kassim of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) has pulled out of the 2023 Governorship race in Ogun State.

Chief Dr Jackie Kassim stepped down her candidature at the weekend to allow peace to reign within the party and the state as a whole.

It was learnt that the ex-Spear magazine cover girl's, reason for stepping down may not be unconnected with some political realignment still ongoing within the party nationwide to enable NNPP win election in all the states where it is fielding candidates for the election.

The only female gubernatorial candidate in the Ogun State 2019 governorship election on the platform of United Democratic Party (UDP), however, denied a statement credited to the state chairman of the party, Comrade Olaposi Sunday Oginni, that she was disqualified for emerging as a factional candidate of the party.

She refuted the said in a release on Sunday by Director General (DG), Jackie Adunni Kassim Campaign Movement, Fowosere Olalekan.

"I am the only qualified governorship candidate on the platform of NNPP that obtained the nomination form as well as paid all the stipulated dues. All other so-aclaimed candidates were mere dummy aspirants, who never meet up with the criterion set down that would have enabled them qualified for the contest.

"But because of some clandestine moves by some personalities, which I considered would be inimical to the overall progress of the party and have the tendencies of affecting the fortunes of the party in the forthcoming general elections, I consider it exigent and in the spirit of sportsmanship, to sacrifice my guber ambition in the interest of the party, particularly when the purpose of the contest is to serve humanity in my state and in Nigeria as a whole," she stated.

Dr. Jackie Kassim emphatically stated that she would still remain the authentic flag bearer of NNPP and won't withdraw finally untill certain conditions were met.

This according to her, is in accordance with the terms reached between her and the national leadership of the party in the efforts at repositioning the party in Ogun State.

She however, appealed to all her supporters, including the "Iyadunni Campaign Movement across the entire 20 Local Government Areas of the state, as well as other elders and other loyal members of NNPP to remain calm and join hands with the leadership of the party in the state towards ensuring that NNPP emerge victorious in the forthcoming general elections."

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