'It's embarrassing to say Kwankwaso agrees to be Peter Obi's running mate', says NNPP

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The report that Rabiu Kwankwaso will accept the position of a running mate to Peter Obi is "misleading and embarrassing", the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) said in a statement.

Early Sunday, there were reports that Kwankwaso negotiated with the Labour Party Presidential candidate Peter Obi to be his running mate.

Rabiu Kwankwanso
Rabiu Kwankwaso

The conclusion was drawn from the statement by the NNPP publicity secretary, Agbo Major, who disclosed the ongoing talks between the LP and the NNPP.

In a statement on Sunday, Major denied that the NNPP presidential candidate would be running pate to his counterpart in the LP, describing it as "misleading and embarrassing."

He said, "NNPP has never at any time said its esteemed Presidential Candidate, His Excellency, Engr. Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso could accept to be Labour Party, Peter Obi's deputy,"

"The report is misleading and embarrassing to our great party, its Presidential Candidate, Kwankwaso and millions of supporters in Nigeria and the diaspora, and urges journalists to crosscheck their reports before publishing them to avoid national disaffection ahead of the crucial 2023 general election.

"As a mass movement, NNPP acknowledged alliance talks with Labour Party that would consolidate and boost the nation's frail democracy as we collectively strive for a new Nigeria the party champions."

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