Labour Party National Chairman Barrister Julius Abure says that it is in the interest of the former governor of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwoso to accept the position of Vice President in the Labour Party.
Abure stated this while reacting to Kwankwoso’s comments during his appearance on Channels Television.
- “The truth of the matter is that it is in the interest of Kwankwaso to take the Vice Presidency.
Peter Obi is the man of the moment, He has the credentials and he is the most popular presidential candidate as we speak today,” Labour Party National Chairman said.
Kwankwoso had said that Labour Party as it stands today cannot win election and that the best option is for the Labour Party’s flag bearer Peter Obi to accept to be his running mate. Nevertheless he did rule out the possibility of forming an alliance with the Labour Party.
“I believe it is in the interest of Labour Party and the NNPP, and even in the interest of this country … because LP, as it stands today, certainly cannot win election,” said the former Kano governor. “Yes! It cannot win election.
“Because mainly, the support is mainly in a particular zone and not spread, and the figures there cannot earn anybody a presidential seat in this country,” Kwankwoso said.
“The major issue as it stands today is the issue of who becomes the president and who becomes the vice president and I believe this is the time really to advise – especially those who are positively behind the candidate of the Labour Party – that for me, I have seen an opportunity for the South East to be relevant in the next dispensation.”
“In PDP, they (the South East) are completely out, and so in the APC. The only opportunity now is the NNPP. I believe it is in the interest of Labour Party and the NNPP, and even in the interest of this country,” he said.
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