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2023: Why IPOB Activities Won’t Let Me Be Peter Obi’s VP – Kwankwaso

Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, has stated that he will not be Peter Obi’s running mate in the upcoming presidential election due to the activities of Biafra agitators in the South-East.

Since he is currently unemployed, Kwankwaso admitted that he would have preferred to be Obi’s running mate in an ideal world, but he insisted that northern voters will never support a president from the South-East.

The New Nigerian Peoples Party, or NNPP, presidential candidate claimed that being Obi’s running mate would result in both of them losing the election since northern supporters would support a candidate from the region.

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For this reason, Kwankwaso believes that those asking him to become Obi’s running mate are enemies, who already know what the outcome would be.


“That is what the enemy outside there is saying [that I should be running mate to Peter Obi]. The implication is that if you put somebody from the South-East, unfortunately, there are many issues in the South-East.

“You see, the northern voter is the worst hit in this issue of maladministration In this country. But even in that circumstance, the northern voter believes he is better off with one united Nigeria.

“Therefore, most of the things that are happening in the South, especially the South-East, people are not comfortable with that and as long as you have anybody from there in any party, it would be very difficult for the northern voter to vote.”

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When asked if he would desire to be Obi’s running mate, the former Governor added, “You see, I’m jobless now. I’m not doing any job. So becoming a vice president [why not?]”


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