Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party (LP), has explained why Rabiu Kwankwaso, the NNPP’s presidential candidate, should consent to serve as Peter Obi’s running mate.
According to an earlier article from Anaedoonline.ng, Kwankwaso claimed that the LP lacks a popular appeal and a national structure and so has no possibility of winning the 2023 presidential election.
According to the former governor of Kano State, out of the country’s six geographical zones, only the South East supports the party.
Peter Obi’s support from South East voters would not be sufficient, according to Kwankwaso, to make him the next President. He continued by saying that according to the constitution, a candidate must receive at least 25% of the vote in two-thirds of the states and an overall majority.
In response, the LP national chairman told Newsmen that Kwankwaso should accept to be Obi’s running mate for the presidency in his own self-interest and that the former governor of Kano cannot win in 2023.
Obi, the former governor of Anambra, is the man of the moment and the most well-liked candidate in the 2023 presidential election, according to Abere, who also said that Obi had the greatest credentials of all the flagbearers.
He stated that the current mood of the country does not favour Kwankwaso because the NNPP presidential candidate is also from North West like President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said, “The truth of the matter is that it is in his (Kwankwaso’s) own interest for him to take the Vice Presidency.
“When you look at fairness and equity, it doesn’t favour Kwankwaso, the mood of the country as it stands does not favour Kwankwaso. The late President Musa Yar’adua was from the North West, and the current President, Muhammadu Buhari, is from the North West, Nigerians will not accept another person from the North West.
“These are factors that come to play and I don’t think we should be arrogant about it.”
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