The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso says he is not in talks with anybody and that his party is not planning a merger with any political party ahead of February’s presidential election.
Kwankwaso stated this during his appearance on Channels Television Sunrise Daily on Thursday.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar had reportedly said he is in talks with Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Kwankwaso ahead of the February 25th presidential poll.
“We are not going to go into discussion with anybody. From now till the 25th, no discussion with any party whatsoever,” Kwankwaso said.
He however, said that a possible merger might happen if the election goes into a run-off.
“But after the first election, if need be, of course, we would discuss with people,” he added.
“My discussion now is with the voters. We have been going now from village to village,” the NNPP flagbearer maintained.
“People were receiving us in all the villages and towns across the country. We believe we are the people on the ground,” the former lawmaker said. “All these guys that are flying from one city to the other don’t even know what the problems that people are having in this country.”
“We are very happy and getting assurances by the day that they would go and vote for our party because we are the only people today with a national party that stands for change,” he said.
“We are the only party that has credible candidates. We are the only party that really believes in the suffering of the people.”
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