On Sunday Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, has said that the Labour Party, LP, cannot win any election with the present realities.
Kwankwaso, a former Kano State Governor, totally ruled out the possibility of the LP winning the presidential election in 2023.
The LP has former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi as its presidential candidate and It has been reported that most people, especially the youths, are looking at the individual and not the political party.
The NNPP presidential candidate, who spoke during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said, “I believe it is in the interest of the Labour Party and the NNPP, and even in the interest of this country … because LP, as it stands today, certainly cannot win an election.
“Yes! It cannot win an election.
“Because mainly, the support is mainly in a particular zone and not spread, and the figures there cannot earn anybody a presidential seat in this country.”
According to the former Kano State Governor, the northerners will always vote for their northern candidate.
When asked if he was willing to be Obi’s running mate, Kwankwaso said, “What I am telling you is that if anybody from the South-East now, under this circumstance, becomes the presidential candidate of our party or any other party, the implications is that because of the activities and other issues that are really on the ground, northern voters will certainly go for their northern candidate and another party.
“So, the thinking is not whether I like it or I don’t, the fact remains that everybody will lose.
“He [Obi] will lose and I will lose.”
Speaking on the likelihood of the NNPP-LP alliance, Kwankwaso said, “Yes, I believe that it will happen, but we also believe that there are some challenges that we are having, especially from the side of the Labour Party itself, because there are so many influences – some on their side, negative and even the positive side. We have a situation today where there are some people who are in other parties, who are also influencing the decision of that party (LP). I believe it is not good for the party.”