The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) presidential candidate Rabiu Kwankwaso stated on Saturday that taking the position of a presidential contender’s running mate will result in the demise of NNPP.
In a conversation with newsmen, Kwankwaso, who was in Gombe State to open the NNPP state office and meet with elected party members, revealed this.
With the notoriety the NNPP had gained in such a short period of time, according to the former governor of Kano State, anything short of his presidency would result in the NNPP’s demise.
Kwankwaso also acknowledged that his party had discussed joining forces with the Labour Party, but stated the biggest roadblock to that discussion was the question of who would run for president.
He said, “From the discussion with the Labour Party, the main issue was who becomes the president if the parties merge.
“At the end of the day, some of our representatives thought that there should be a criterion in terms of age, qualification, offices held, performance and so on.
“Of course, the other side would not want that. Most of the people from there believe that the president has to go there (South-east).
“If I now decide to be the vice-presidential candidate to anybody in this country; NNPP will collapse because the party is based on what we’ve built in the last thirty years.
“I served for seventeen years as a civil servant; we are talking of 47 years of very serious hard work that’s what is rarely holding NNPP now.”
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