Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) has said he was considering former Anambra state governor and presidential hopeful, Peter Obi, as his running mate.
Kwankwaso while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today said, “Many people suggested that (for Obi to be his running mate). I believe it could have been possible if not because he joined another party and now he is already a candidate as we have seen from the news just now,”
“We look forward to seeing what happens in the next few days or weeks.”
Senator Kwankwaso further stated that both he and Obi had an opportunity to talk about several national issues.
“Actually, we had the opportunity to talk to ourselves on many national issues until a few days to the time when he declared for the Labour Party of which now he is the presidential candidate,” he said.
When asked if the NNPP will consider picking a candidate from the South East he said, “We are not there yet. After the convention, the party will sit down and look around and see if we can have a very good, credible person with capacity; somebody who is acceptable; somebody who can bring as many people as possible to vote for our party as a vice president of the NNPP from the southern part of the country,” Kwankwaso explained.
“Peter Obi could have been my running mate” – Kwankwaso