The national publicity secretary of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Dr. Agbo Major, has said alliance talks between the party and the Labour Party (LP) are progressing smoothly and Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso, who is currently the presidential candidate of the NNPP may accept being Peter Obi’s running mate.
Obi is the presidential candidate of the LP and there have been speculations in some quarters that he might run a joint ticket with Kwankwaso as his running mate.
Asked to verify the proposed alliance, Major said talks were still ongoing and he wouldn’t want to speculate
He, however, said Kwankwaso or Obi could accept being each other’s vice.
Major, who spoke on Sunday via phone said, “By the time we are done with the discussions, Nigerians will be happy, whichever way it turns out to be.”
“We are still talking because we are politicians and we can shift ground any day.
“It is not sanscrosant that Kwankwaso must be president and Obi will be his vice and it is not sanscrosant that Obi will be president and Kwankwaso will be his vice. That is why I said let us not speculate, when we are done, Nigerians will be happy.”
He dropped the hint that the two candidates were insisting on being the presidential candidate but that NNPP was in the driving seat of the alliance discussions and it is expected that whoever was joining them (NNPP) would have to give in to the arrangement already on ground.