Saturday, July 2, 2022

WE MAY END UP WITH PETER OBI-NNPP

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has stated that talks with the Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi to form a possible coalition are still in progress.

This was made known on Saturday by the NNPP via a tweet.

According to the party, a committee was set up to lead the discussion.

“We wish to inform Nigerians that, our discussions with Peter Obi and the Labour Party are still ongoing. Special committee was set to discuss arrangements. We hope for good results that will give Nigeria a chance to be alive, once again,” the tweet reads.

Rabiu Kwankwaso, NNPP presidential candidate, also confirmed the development in an interview with BBC Hausa.

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.

“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.

The former governor of Kano said both parties’ collaboration is vital because the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have not fielded an Igbo vice-presidential candidate.

Doyin Okupe, who is standing in as the vice-presidential candidate of LP, had on Friday, said the party is discussing with some political parties to form a coalition for the 2023 elections.

According to him, LP is working towards creating the “largest political coalition” in the country to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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