Kwankwaso Makes U-Flip On VP Slot Remark

The Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Get together, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, has denied

The Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Get together, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, has denied saying that he can’t be a Vice Presidential candidate to anyone forward of the 2023 basic elections.

He made the U-turn on Sunday throughout an interview on Come up Television.

Kwankwaso, who was a former Kano State governor, dashed hopes for a doable alliance with the Labour Get together candidate, Peter Obi, as technique to defeat the ruling All Progressive Congress and the Peoples Democratic Get together.

Kwankwaso had mentioned he couldn’t be operating mate to Obi if the 2 events have an alliance.

He additionally careworn that he commanded extra help within the north and deserves to be the flagbearer.

He additionally mentioned if he agreed to be operating mate to anybody, it could result in the collapse of the NNPP.
 In an interview with newsmen in Gombe,  the previous governor mentioned, “On the finish of the day, a few of our representatives thought that there ought to be a standards when it comes to age, qualification, places of work held, efficiency and so forth. In fact the opposite facet (Labour Get together) wouldn’t need that. Most people from there imagine that the presidency has to go there (South East).

“If now I determine to be the vice presidential candidate to anyone on this nation; NNPP will collapse, as a result of the celebration is predicated on what we have now constructed within the final 30 years.”

He additionally mentioned  in a separate interview on Come up that “…if anyone from the South East now, underneath this circumstance, turns into the presidential candidate of our celebration or every other celebration, the implication is that, due to the actions (within the area) and plenty of different points which might be actual on the bottom, northern voters will definitely go for his or her northern candidate in one other celebration. It’s not whether or not I prefer it or I don’t prefer it, the actual fact stays that he (Obi) will lose and I’ll lose.”

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After the collapse of the alliance, Obi selected a operating mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, who he mentioned shared the identical imaginative and prescient.

Commenting on the event and points round his assertion, Kwankwaso mentioned his assertion was misunderstood.

He mentioned, “I didn’t say I can’t be VP to anyone. However I gave an evaluation of the state of affairs that one of the best association was for the NNPP to have the ticket and the opposite celebration to be the vp. Truly, we didn’t put it that method.”

He revealed that his operating mate can be introduced earlier than the fifteenth of July, a deadline set by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee for events to exchange their placeholders.

Kwankwaso mentioned, “Let me say that we have now handed that season, we at the moment are within the strategy of , in fact, Peter has now gotten his operating mate.

“We have now additionally despatched the operating mate of our celebration with my humble self and prior to now and fifteenth of this month which INEC mentioned each political celebration to complete the substitution.

“Due to this fact for us within the NNPP, very quickly we going to take the choice, both to permit the gentleman, Oladipo Johnson who accepted to ship his title to INEC and the celebration will sit down and take a choice both to substitute or take his title to proceed.

“However in any case, I’ve answered that query that we’re versatile, we have now from now until the fifteenth of this month to make our choice and if we determine to take from any of the three zones (South West, South East and South South) so be it. I imagine that on the finish of the day, we’ll carry a vice presidential candidate that would be the greatest for the celebration and one of the best for this nation.”

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