Spokesperson of National Consultative Forum, Yinusa Tanko revealed that the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi and that of his counterpart in the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Ribiu Kwankwaso are in close door meeting on the plan to merge and feature a candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
Tanko, who made the disclosure in an interview on Arise TV, opined that the arrangement will help strengthen the national spread of both candidates and position them to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Asked to confirm if there were plans to bring together Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP, Tanko noted that both parties are working seriously towards a merger.
“Something might be cooking. There might be a merger between Peter Obi’s LP and Rabiu Kwankwaso’s NNPP.
“Discussions still on going, as both aspirants met last night.”
According to Tanko, merging the two parties was an idea they have already seen on ground, and they felt that the Obi, who is very much grounded in the Southern part of the country needs to work together with other people who are National Consultative Forum (NCF) Spokesperson very grounded in the Northern part of Nigeria.