Peter Obi: Reactions after Kwankwaso revealed his intentions
Reactions are ongoing on the social media after the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) presidential Candidate, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso revealed that his party is in advanced talk with the Labour Party (LP) over a possible merger for the forthcoming presidential elections.
Speaking with BBC Hausa Service, the former Governor of Kano State said; “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,” Mr Kwankwaso added.
Kwankwaso also 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.”
Mr Kwankwaso’s NNPP has a large following in the North of the country, particularly the North-West while Mr Obi recently defected from the PDP and joined the Labour Party. He has endeared himself to large youth following in the South of the country.
Meanwhile reactions are ongoing on social media especially, on Twiter following the revelations by Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Below are some of the reactions from Nigerians:
“As the governor of a very volatile Kano state, every southern christian who was in Kano at that time would tell you that they felt more secured when Kwankwaso was around. Go and verify. A Peter Obi and a Kwankwaso merger would be such a big flex for me, my 2 fav politicians.” –@2TwentyTwo222
NEXT PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA 🇳🇬
Like for Kwankwaso Retweet for Atiku pic.twitter.com/LPz6ZEIfr7
— Saeed Oumar (@SaeedOmarFannah) June 13, 2022
Kwankwaso is over qualified to be the President of Nigeria going through his CV
Member Kano State House of Assembly
Deputy Speaker Kano State House Assembly
Governor Kano State
But for the justice equity & fairness Kwankwaso should take the VP position. pic.twitter.com/DY2PjSe42P
— Abdullahi Umar Zarma🇳🇬 (@Zarmaomar) June 18, 2022
“My party, the NNPP is close to reaching a merger /forming a coalition with Labour Party.”
– Kwankwaso tells BBC Hausa. pic.twitter.com/HqRbocAX5T
— Columbus (@Chude__) June 18, 2022
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