New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) says its Presidential Candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has neither met nor discussed with his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opponent, Atiku or his representatives, on any working relationship on the 2023 presidential election.
The spokesperson, Kwankwaso/NNPP Presidential Campaign Council, Ladipo Johnson, disclosed this in a statement he issued on Wednesday in Abuja.
Johnson said that it was apparent that Kwankwaso was finishing the race stronger than other presidential candidates, especially Atiku Abubakar of the PDP.
He said this was clear as Abubakar seemed to be “gasping for air as his platform crumbles and is seeking a solid branch to hold on!”
Mr Johnson who spoke on TVC News at 10pm, Wednesday said categorically that “there is no negotiation, there is nothing of such. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is contesting this election to the end, he has not been in any merger talks with Atiku Abubakar or any of his representatives and neither has any of the representatives of the NNPP or Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso been in talks with them.
“I do not know where Atiku Abubakar got the idea from, I do not know what sort of picture he is trying to paint by saying he’s in talks, even the labour party have come out to deny that he has been in talks with them as well”.
Speaking further, Mr Johnson recalled that the Kwankwasia movement is only strong in Kano but all of a sudden it has three million members that have moved in the Northeast which according to him is ludicrous.
He noted that this is an orchestrated agenda because the campaign of the PDP is suffering at the moment.
“There is nothing of the such, we have denied it in the past, we keep denying it and we tell our members and our supporters that we are contesting this election and by God’s special grace we will be winning this election”.
With just 23 days to the presidential election, Mr. Johnson said at this point in time there is no need to have any coalition talks or close up the campaign.
The NNPP PCC spokesman reiterated that there is no need to move into coalition with any of the other parties, adding that the party already has a clear path to victory.
“If Atiku Abubakar and the PDP are not threatened about victory, then they should start going to meet people to look to form a coalition not saying they are talking to us and that we’re coming over”, Mr. Johnson said.
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