We are in Talks with Obi to Form Alliance - Kwankwaso


Alt: = "Obi and Kwankwaso"

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has disclosed that his party is in talks with Peter Obi and members of the Labour Party form an alliance ahead of 2023 presidential election.

There have been speculations  of a “third force” to challenge the APC and PDP, and many Nigerians have been calling on Peter Obi of Labour Party and Rabiu Kwankwaso of New Nigeria Peoples Party to form a formidable alliance to be able rest power from the ruling All Progressive Congress, and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

While speaking in an interview on BBC Hausa, the former governor of Kano state said family and well-wishers were optimistic about the grand alliance.

“We are really talking to Peter Obi, or at least saying that the committee is working to look into the matter (and cooperate with him), and friends and family are coming to talk to us about it ” he said.

“Merging with the Labour Party is very significant at this critical moment especially looking at the fact that both PDP and APC Presidential candidates did not pick their running mates from the South-East.”

The NNPP conformed this on its official Twitter handle on Saturday that talks are ongoing between the two parties.

“We wish to inform Nigerians that, our discussions with Peter Obi and the Labour Party are still ongoing. The special committee was set to discuss arrangements,” it read.

“We hope for good results that will give Nigeria a chance to be alive, once again.”

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