Peter Obi Must Agree To Be Kwankwaso’s Deputy As Condition For Coalition - NNPP (VIDEO)

Date: 28-06-2022 12:21 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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National spokesman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Mr Major Agni, yesterday said that the only condition for a coalition with the Labour Party (LP) is for the former Governor of Anambra state and presidential hopeful,  Mr Peter Obi to agree to be running mate to ex-Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso. Speaking on Arise Television, THISDAY’s broadcast arm, the NNPP spokesman stated that of the 18 presidential candidates at the conclusion of the nomination exercise, Kwankwaso stands out and remains the preferred potential Nigeria’s president.

He insisted that the party has continued to receive calls that Kwankwaso must not step down for Obi, maintaining that the only acceptable conclusion is that Obi should accept to be Kwankwaso’s deputy. He opined that Kwankwaso has affected the lives of ordinary people, stressing that his antecedents speak for him and therefore should be allowed to head the LP/NNPP arrangement.

“ We have continued to receive calls. A lot of people have called to say, no, we will not accept that. That the only thing  we want you to arrive at is a conclusion that Peter will be deputy,” he maintained.

Agbo argued that although Obi is a “nice man”, who has also done well, it is unacceptable that he should lead whatever political agreement is reached as it concerns the 2023 presidential election. On the argument that Kwankwaso is only restricted to Kano and perhaps Jigawa, the party spokesman said  those who believe that were being misled, insisting that the party has existed for 21 years.

“For anybody to quickly dismiss the NNPP as being in one or two states is not correct. What I can tell you is that the party is heavily on ground and nd we have  our structures everywhere,” he maintained. He added: “For anybody to try to dismiss us as existing in one or two states, I think that the person is speaking out of ignorance,” he explained.

He also dismissed insinuations that the NNPP/LP planned alliance, was just a distraction for the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noting that the parties were ready to take over government. Last Saturday, the presidential candidate of the NNPP, Kwankwaso, had admitted that his party was negotiating a possible alliance with the LP leadership and its candidate, Obi.

In the interview with BBC Hausa, the former Kano State governor was said to have hinted that if the merger pulls through, the choice of deputy should be based on seniority, but noted that such a decision would be left to the leaders of both parties. “That is what we are deliberating on. But based on how it is all panning out, the older person would take the lead in the arrangement. “If they (party stakeholders) check and determine who the senior is, then they would elect such a person; then the younger person would be the running mate,” he stated.


Posted: at 28-06-2022 12:21 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Goldtime at 28-06-2022 12:39 PM (1 month ago)
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I equally believe in this merger ! We need to dislodge APC and PDP
Posted: at 28-06-2022 12:39 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kormeijama at 28-06-2022 01:02 PM (1 month ago)
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But Obi is  a better head in this case so he should be the leader.
Posted: at 28-06-2022 01:02 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 28-06-2022 01:10 PM (1 month ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 28-06-2022 01:10 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- blowout at 28-06-2022 01:25 PM (1 month ago)
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So no merger after all
Posted: at 28-06-2022 01:25 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ekogiaweplus at 28-06-2022 01:51 PM (1 month ago)
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obi should be president , while kwankwaso will be vice.that's the right way to go. no biase.
Posted: at 28-06-2022 01:51 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- constigoldo at 28-06-2022 01:53 PM (1 month ago)
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What stops Kwankwaso from being Obi's deputy?
Posted: at 28-06-2022 01:53 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- Jiiitk4 at 28-06-2022 03:23 PM (1 month ago)
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Who is Kwakwaso? Someone should tell him that Obi is not regarded as an igboman to millions of Nigerians now. He is a NATIONAL PROJECT. Typically Nigerian. Kwakwaso to me sounds like PDP/APC broken plate. If he is not ready swallow his pride and accept VP ticket let him remain in his Kano enclave.
Posted: at 28-06-2022 03:23 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- taypetdun at 28-06-2022 04:04 PM (1 month ago)
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Obi should not step down. LP can as well merge with any other party, East are not slaves and are in a better position to manage and re-position Nigerian economy than any other ethnic group. Easterners should not belittle themselves, if Kwankwaso can not step down for Obi,  it's better to part ways. It's high time we stopped playing second fiddle.
Posted: at 28-06-2022 04:04 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- tyomon at 28-06-2022 07:12 PM (1 month ago)
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Plus or minus  Kawaso or zoboso , obi remain the next president of Nigeria.
We are heading for a historic election that has never been seen before on this continent
Posted: at 28-06-2022 07:12 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- Boi2Man at 28-06-2022 08:23 PM (1 month ago)
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Step down for who? How? Sha na talisman dem wan use ni? Let kwakwaso come down from his high horse and be humble enough to take VP ticket. Then we blow the trumpet and beat the drum
Posted: at 28-06-2022 08:23 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- SweetDaddy1 at 28-06-2022 09:26 PM (1 month ago)
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Peter Obi didn't need kwankwaso or coalition with NNPP to win. There are capable educated northerns who will make a good vice president. Anyone who say Obi should be vice should go and commit suicide. APC, PDP is already dead. Nigerians need a new political leader and they have found that leader in Peter Obi and LP the labour Party is lucky to have Peter Obi as LP flag bearer.
Posted: at 28-06-2022 09:26 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Abogado at 29-06-2022 12:52 AM (1 month ago)
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WHO IS KWANKWASO?
Posted: at 29-06-2022 12:52 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- Boi2Man at 29-06-2022 12:02 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Abogado on 29-06-2022 12:52 AM
WHO IS KWANKWASO?

One of 9ice song back in the day.
Posted: at 29-06-2022 12:02 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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