2023 presidency: Peter Obi Silent as Kwankwaso’s NNPP Confirms Merger Talks with Labour Party

The New Nigeria’s People Party (NNPP) on Saturday said there is an ongoing discussion with Labour Party (LP) for a merger in the 2023 general elections.
While the Labour Party’s candidate, Peter Obi, is yet to publicly speak on the merger, sources said that the Labour Party and NNPP alliance will have an advantage in the next election if an agreement can be reached.
A merger could present the presidential candidate of both political parties – NNPP’s Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former Kano State governor and Labour Party’s Peter Obi, a former Anambra State governor, on a joint ticket.
NNPP disclosed that both political parties have set up a joint “special committee to discuss arrangements.
Kwankwaso, who has been the face of NNPP’s resurgence, confirmed the possibility of a merger with the Labour Party and a joint ticket with Obi.
“Friends and family are being up and doing talking about the merger arrangement.
Kwankwaso has a history of playing a key role in setting up political alliances to win elections.
In the build-up to the 2015 elections, Kwankwaso was among the governors that worked for the ouster of former President Goodluck Jonathan and formed the new PDP before most of them joined the newly formed APC where President Muhammadu Buhari won in 2015.
Already, the NNPP has a growing membership base in the north. Prominent members of the movement who have registered with the NNPP include a former minister of youth and sports, Solomon Dalung, and President Buhari’s estranged right-hand man, Buba Galadima.
Obi, who recently defected from the PDP and joined the Labour Party, appeals to a large youth following in the southern region of Nigeria.
NNPP notes that “good results” from the ongoing discussions “will give Nigeria a chance to be alive, once again.”