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“I was initially interested in working with Labour Party, but.. “— Kwankwaso



The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso has revealed that he was interested in working with Labour Party (LP) regarding the 2023 presidential election.

He however added that they couldn’t reach a compromise on how to achieve an alliance. reports Kwankwaso made the disclosure on Wednesday while speaking at Chatham House in London about his plans and policies if elected as the next Nigerian president.

The former Kano State Governor explained that Labour Party was at the peak of its media hype at that time so it was difficult for both parties to reach a compromise.

He added that the NNPP has a wide appeal and commands national support.

He said: “On Labour Party, I was initially interested in working with them, but at that time, they were at peak of the media hype and we couldn’t reach a compromise. Our party (NNPP) is a National Party, and we’re commanding the support of the masses.”

It would be recalled that on several occasions in 2022, there were reports that Kwankwaso and the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi were going to form an alliance for the 2023 presidency.

However, after several back-and-forths, the negotiations between the two parties failed to yield a positive result.

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