The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso has refuted reports that he will be the running mate to Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
Contrary to what was shared on NNPP’s Twitter handle a few days ago, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Agbo Major, said in a statement that such negotiation never took place.
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The statement reads: “NNPP has never at any time said its esteemed presidential candidate, His Excellency, Engr. Dr. Rabiu Musa kwankwaso could accept to be Labour Party, Peter Obi’s deputy.
“The report is misleading and embarrassing to our great party, its Presidential Candidate, Kwankwaso and millions of supporters in Nigeria and in the diaspora, and urges journalists to crosscheck their reports before publishing them to avoid national disaffection ahead of the crucial 2023 general election.
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“As a mass movement, NNPP acknowledged alliance talks with the Labour Party that would consolidate and boost the nation’s frail democracy as we collectively strive for a new Nigeria which the party champions,” he said.