The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has announced Bishop Isaac Idahosa as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
In a statement on Thursday by Kwankwaso’s media aide, Muyiwa Fatosa, the presidential flagbearer Idahosa’s choice Followed “careful considerations and meticulous screening of more than 20 prospective candidates”.
According to the party, the candidates, who were screened on Wednesday, included a serving Governor.
The statement reads 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, 18 July 2022 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja by 10 am”.
Idahosa is the presiding Bishop and Senior Pastor of the God First Ministry, Lekki Light Centre, Ajah. He hails from Edo State.
The 57-year-old archbishop-designate is a trained of Automobile Engineer from the Kaduna Polytechnic. He also has Masters and Doctorate degrees in theology.
He is married to Christiana Idahosa and they have two children.