2023: Power Will Go to South East After Kwankwaso, Says Jibrin

2023: Power Will Go to South East After Kwankwaso, Says Jibrin

  • The conversation continues for the presidency to be given to the southeast in the forthcoming general elections
  • A chieftain of the New Nigeria People's Party, Abdulmumin Jibrin has hinted on the fate of the region a few months to the 2023 polls
  • Jibrin, in a recent interview, noted that the southeast would reclaim power if Rabiu Kwankwaso emerges president

A chieftain of the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) and former House of Representatives member, Abdulmumin Jibrin, in an interview has weighed in on the joint ticket of Labour Party's candidate, Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso, NNPP's presidential candidate.

According to Jibrin, the safest route for power to go to the South-East is for Labour Party to come into an alliance with the NNPP, sign a concrete contract and for Peter Obi to be the running mate to Rabiu Kwankwaso.

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2023 elections, Peter Obi, Rabiu Kwankwaso, LP, NNPP
Former lawmaker Jibrin insists on Peter Obi and Kwankwaso's merger. Photo credit: DR. PETER OBI
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The former lawmaker made this disclosure during an interview programme on Channels TV and shared by The Punch.

He said:

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"This will be the first time that they will sit on the table with the NNPP, to discuss, sign a concrete agreement that after Kwankwaso, it is going to be the southeastern region of the country.
"This will be the first time the southeast will have that clear reach that after certain numbers of years, after this man, it will be our turn. I believe that is the safest route for them to go."

Disaster for PDP, APC as Kwankwaso confirms NNPP, Labour Party merger moves

Legit.ng reported earlier that the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has confirmed that his party is in talks with the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi for the possibility of joining forces ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Kwankwaso who is a former Kano state governor made this revelation during an interview with BBC Hausa Service on Saturday, June 18.

Vanguard quoted Kwankwaso to have said:

“We are really talking to Peter Obi, or at least saying that the committee is working to look into the matter (and cooperate with him), and friends and family are coming to talk to us about it.”

2023: Trouble for Atiku as Obasanjo reportedly moves to support presidential candidate from another party

The outcome of the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which produced Atiku Abubakar as the winner appears not to have met former President Olusegun Obasanjo's expectations.

Atiku was declared as the winner of the primary, after polling 371 votes, to defeat his closest rival and Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike who garnered 237.

However, New Telegraph cited anonymous sources as saying that Obasanjo "feels strongly that the 2023 presidency should be zoned to the South, in the interest of equity, justice and fairness."

Source: Legit.ng

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