The presidential candidate for the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has stated that he is in talks with Peter Obi, the nominee for the Labour Party (LP), over the possibility of merging their parties.
This was disclosed by Kwankwaso during an interview with BBC Hausa, who said that it aims to forge a powerful force to unseat both the All Progressives (APC) in power and the Peoples Democratic Party in opposition (PDP).
The former governor of Kano State claimed that the merger was particularly significant because neither the APC nor the PDP had chosen an Igbo as their presidential candidate’s running mate.
“It is true we are in talks with Peter Obi and a committee is working to look into how to form a merger between us. Friends and family are being up and doing talking about the merger arrangement. The merger is important because as you can see both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not pick their running mates from the South-east” Kwankwaso told BBC Hausa.
On Friday, Doyin Okupe, the former aide to ex-Presidents’ Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, announced that he was the running mate to Peter Obi.
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