The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has denied reports in some dailies, that its presidential candidate, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso can be running mate to the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
NNPP National Publicity Secretary, Major Agbor (Rtd) in a statement said the attention of the party has been drawn to some reports titled, “NNPP-LP alliance: ‘Kwankwaso can deputise Obi’”, published on Sunday but that such should be disregarded as false.
He said that NNPP has never at any time said its Presidential candidate, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso could accept to be Peter Obi’s deputy. Agbor described the report as misleading and embarrassing to the party, its Presidential candidate, Kwankwaso and millions of supporters in Nigeria and in the diaspora.
NNPP called on journalists to always crosscheck their reports before publishing them to avoid national disaffection ahead of the crucial 2023 general election.
The party however acknowledged an alliance talks with Labour Party that would consolidate and boost the country’s frail democracy, “as they collectively strive for a new Nigeria which the party champions”.