A plan to merge the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) with other political groups has been opposed by the NNPP.
Prof. Rufai Alkali, the party’s national chairman, stated that the group was not prepared to cede its status as a legally registered political party to any other group.
Alkali, who spoke with newsmen in Lagos, was responding to rumors that Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s supporters were in contact with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress’s (APC) presidential candidate.
In response to the matter, the NNPP chairman said that the window for political party mergers had already closed, citing the INEC’s rules and regulations for the elections scheduled for 2023. (INEC).
Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, the former governor of Kano State, just left the party, and Rufai addressed it, saying the party respected his decision but “we will not allow ourselves to be dragged into any controversy.”
The affiliation with any of the parties before to the election would be based on equal cooperation, he said, adding that the party still offered a genuine alternative to the APC and PDP.