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August, 16

Kwankwaso: I’m More Qualified Than Peter Obi To Be His Running Mate

Presidential candidate Rabiu Kwankwaso, the NNPP’s nominee for president, claims he cannot serve as Peter Obi’s running mate because he was more qualified than the Labour Party’s (LP).

Speaking on Saturday in Gombe, Mr. Kwankwaso stated that officials from his side “thought that there should be a criterion in terms of age, qualification, offices held, performance and so on” when discussing a merger with the LP.

The former governor of Kano claimed that the NNPP was quickly brought to public attention thanks to his political prominence and depth of knowledge from holding numerous positions.

“I served for 17 years as a civil servant; we are talking of 47 years of very serious hard work that is what is rarely holding NNPP now,” he said.

The NNPP, according to Mr. Kwankwaso, will disintegrate if he decides to run as Mr. Obi’s vice-presidential candidate because “the party is based on what we have built in the last 30 years.”

The majority of the population there, according to him, “believes that the presidency has to go there (South East),” which was brought up during discussions for the merger with the LP.

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According to the NNPP leader, the South-East will win the presidency in 2023 if “strategy, political calculation, and equation” are used.

He claimed that while the South-East is talented and strong at business, in politics they are at the bottom line,” thus they need to learn politics.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had a “golden opportunity” with the NNPP, and he claimed that the South-East had missed out on the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and that missing out “will be a disaster” for both parties.

Regarding his selection of a running mate, Mr. Kwankwaso stated that there were choices, “one of them is the Labour Party man you are talking about.”

Regarding the NNPP’s possibilities in the 2023 elections, he claimed that his organization has the population, structure, and support necessary to run for office and win.

He declared that if elected president in 2023, he will promote possibilities for young people to find employment, realize their ambitions, and gain economic and educational empowerment.

(NAN)

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Presidential candidate Rabiu Kwankwaso, the NNPP’s nominee for president, claims he cannot serve as Peter Obi’s running mate because he was more qualified than the Labour Party’s (LP).

Speaking on Saturday in Gombe, Mr. Kwankwaso stated that officials from his side “thought that there should be a criterion in terms of age, qualification, offices held, performance and so on” when discussing a merger with the LP.

The former governor of Kano claimed that the NNPP was quickly brought to public attention thanks to his political prominence and depth of knowledge from holding numerous positions.

“I served for 17 years as a civil servant; we are talking of 47 years of very serious hard work that is what is rarely holding NNPP now,” he said.

The NNPP, according to Mr. Kwankwaso, will disintegrate if he decides to run as Mr. Obi’s vice-presidential candidate because “the party is based on what we have built in the last 30 years.”

The majority of the population there, according to him, “believes that the presidency has to go there (South East),” which was brought up during discussions for the merger with the LP.

READ MORE: Aspirant: Tinubu Ignored Me After Stepping Down For Osinbajo

According to the NNPP leader, the South-East will win the presidency in 2023 if “strategy, political calculation, and equation” are used.

He claimed that while the South-East is talented and strong at business, in politics they are at the bottom line,” thus they need to learn politics.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had a “golden opportunity” with the NNPP, and he claimed that the South-East had missed out on the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and that missing out “will be a disaster” for both parties.

Regarding his selection of a running mate, Mr. Kwankwaso stated that there were choices, “one of them is the Labour Party man you are talking about.”

Regarding the NNPP’s possibilities in the 2023 elections, he claimed that his organization has the population, structure, and support necessary to run for office and win.

He declared that if elected president in 2023, he will promote possibilities for young people to find employment, realize their ambitions, and gain economic and educational empowerment.

(NAN)

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