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2023: Obi could have been my running mate in NNPP – Kwankwaso

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The former Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, said on Monday his Anambra State counterpart, Peter Obi, could have been his running mate if had joined the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

The ex-governor, who disclosed this in a Channels Television programme, Politics Today, said he held several talks with Obi before he decided to join the Labour Party.

The former Anambra governor joined the LP on Monday.

There were insinuations last week that Obi who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last Wednesday had concluded plans to join the NNPP and run a joint ticket with Kwankwaso.

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“Well, actually, 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.

“I wish him well and I wish all other presidential candidates well. I’m sure the presidential election will be decided by the people across the country who are going to vote on February 25, 2023.”

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

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