The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said his party is discussing with the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on the possibility of forming a coalition for next year’s general election.
Kwankwaso disclosed this in an interview with the BBC Hausa service on Saturday.
“It is true we are in talks with Peter Obi and a committee is working to look into how to form a merger between us.
“Friends and family are being up and doing talking about the merger arrangement,” Kwankwaso added.
Kwankwaso said the merger is important because as you can see both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not pick their running mates from the South-east.
Kwankwaso’s NNPP has a large following in the north of the country, particularly the north-west while Obi, who recently defected from the PDP to the Labor Party has a large group of supporters, particularly youths in the Southern part.