2023: Kwankwaso, Peter Obi may team up to Contest for Presidency

Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party ( NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has said that he is discussing with his counterpart in the Labour Party, Peter Obi on the possibility of contesting for he presidency on the same ticket in 2023.

 

He spoke in an interview with the BBC Hausa monitored by Vanguard on Saturday.

 

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According to.him, ” yes we are discussing with Peter Obi,or I will rather say a committee is working to see all that is necessary on teaming up with him, and our friends and relations have been coming to talk to us over the issue.”

2023: Kwankwaso, Peter Obi may team up to contest for Presidency

The former Governor of Kano state explained that their teaming up is important,looking at the fact that the APC and PDP did not picked their Vice Presidential candidates from the Igbo tribe.

 

The New Nigeria Peoples Party and Labour Party, with their popular candidates, may pose a serious threat to the dominant All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general elections.

 

Before the primaries conducted by various political parties to field candidates for the 2023 general elections, several parties, political groups and prominent Nigerians were in the news over their search for a ‘Third Force’ that would dislodge and end the dominance of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. The two dominant parties have been governing Nigeria at the presidential level since 1999.

 

While the PDP governed for 16 years, from 1999 to 2015, the APC took over in 2015 and has spent seven years in power. The next presidential election will hold in 2023 when the APC would have spent eight years and the ‘smaller’ parties are currently aligning and realigning forces in their bid to take on the APC and the PDP. However, the planned mergers and alliances seem not to have materialised yet.

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