Rabiu Kwankwaso, the candidate for president of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP), has confirmed that his party is in talks with the Labour Party and its candidate for president, Peter Obi, about forming a coalition for the general election next year.
Kwankwaso was quoted as saying this in an interview with BBC Hausa.
He said: “It is true we are in talks with Peter Obi and a committee is working to look into how to form a merger between us. Friends and family are being up and doing talking about the merger arrangement. The merger is important because as you can see both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not pick their running mates from the South-east” ” Kwankwaso said in an interview with BBC Hausa