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I Could Have Made Obi My Vice President In NNPP – Kwankwaso

Former governor of Kano state and presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said the former governor of Anambra State, and presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, could have been his running mate if he had joined the NNPP.

Kwankwaso said this on Monday following speculations that Obi was set to become his running mate in NNPP following his departure from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

“Many people suggested that (Obi to be his running mate). I believe it could have been possible if not because he joined another party and now he is already a candidate as we have seen from the news just now. We look forward to seeing what happens in the next few days or weeks.”

Kwankwaso wished Obi well, saying that they had an opportunity to talk about several national issues.

“We had the opportunity to talk to ourselves on many national issues until a few days to the time when he declared for the Labour Party of which now he is the presidential candidate,” he said.

When asked if the party would consider picking his running mate from the South East, he said the NNPP is not yet settled on that. And his response suggests that as far as he is concerned, the NNPP needs an influential personality as the party’s vice-presidential candidate.

“We are not there yet. After the convention, the party will sit down and look around and see if we can have a very good, credible person with capacity; somebody who is acceptable; somebody who can bring as many people as possible to vote for our party as a vice president of the NNPP from the southern part of the country,” Kwankwaso explained.

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