Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso in serious merger talks – Yinusa Tanko
There seems to be an interesting twist about to take place ahead of 2013 presidential election. It started as rumour about the possibility of Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso merger. But it is beginning to appear real. Yeah, it may be real going by the disclosure of Yinusa Tanko.
We are in Serious Talk of a Merger – Tanko
The Spokesman National Consultative Forum, Yinusa Tanko has said there are plans to merge the Labour Party and New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) to defeat the APC and PDP in 2023.
In an interview on Arise TV, Yinusa Tanko said he cannot give details of everything, but there are serious plans on merging the two parties. His use of the word ‘serious’ is an indication that discussion must have advanced.
Peter Obi is a Force in the South But Needs to Work with Kwankwaso
According to Yinusa Tanko, merging the two parties is an idea that have been on ground, and they believe that the Labour Party’s candidate, Peter Obi, who is already grounded in the Southern part of the country, needs to work with people like Kwankwaso, a strong person in the North.
Yinusa Tanko said that both Peter Obi and Kwankwaso, have exhibited character, resilience, and determination while working closely with the disadvantaged.
He urged Nigerians to support Peter Obi and Kwankwaso if the talk about merging the two political parties comes through.
Who is Peter Obi and Who is Rabiu Kwankwaso?
Peter Obi is the presidential candidate of Labour Party after leaving Peoples Democratic Party in May. He is the formal governor of Anambra State. His candidacy tends to be gathering steam on a daily basis with notable personalities speaking out in his support. If this social media activities is anything to go by, it also seems most Nigerian Youths favour his candidacy. In fact most people believe that the PVC revolution currently sweeping the nation is because of Peter Obi.
On the other hand, Rabiu Kwankwaso is a former governor of Kano State. And he is the presidential candidate of New Nigeria People’s Party. It is not a secret that he is another force to reckon with. His popularity in the 3K states (Kano, Kaduna and Katsina) is enough to determine the outcome of an election in the entire North West.
Many people has been calling for a merger of the two parties and with Tanko openly speaking up about this means it is a great possibility.
Though no agreement has been reached on this but it will be interesting to see how it plays out in the days ahead.
Who Should Step Down?
Do you think it is a good idea for Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso to join forces in 2023 election?
Also, if the merger is to work, which of the candidates do you think should step down for the other?
Let’s have your opinion in the comment section. Meanwhile continue to stay with us as we bring you update of the economy of politics here.
You can watch the video interview of Tanko on Arise TV here
As it stands now these 2 powerful forces are among the top 4 aspirants for 2023 presidential election. Others are, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC. And former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of PDP.