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Okupe Reveals The Only Thing Stopping NNPP And Labour Party From Merging

Okupe Reveals The Only Thing Stopping NNPP And Labour Party From Merging

The ‘placeholder’ vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Doyin Okupe has revealed why Labour Party and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) are but to type an alliance.

He famous that talks are nonetheless ongoing.

According to Okupe, the Labour Party and NNPP have agreed to type a brand new political order within the nation however are but to achieve an settlement on which {party} will produce the presidential candidate.

He instructed Vanguard that each Peter Obi and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso are insisting on being the presidential candidate.

The former presidential aide famous that an settlement on who emerges the flag bearer is the one situation delaying the alliance.

He stated: “We haven’t foreclosed on something. What has occurred is that there have been a variety of casual discussions and interventions on the merger. There have been a variety of third {party} interventions on this similar situation.

“Officially, I’ve been concerned in two conferences in two totally different places the place we mentioned extensively. I can let you know authoritatively that I’ve spoken with Rabiu Kwankwaso on this matter.

“We have agreed to cooperate collectively as two totally different events to enthrone a brand new political order on this nation. We additionally agreed on working collectively politically and to represent a platform on which a nationwide grand alliance may be inbuilt pursuit of the identical aim.

“We haven’t reached an settlement on the problem of whether or not the North would be the president or the South would be the president as a result of either side are insisting on being the arrowhead of the union by way of presidency. This is the place we have now not likely agreed. As of at present, that’s the place we stand however there are a variety of goodwill ambassadors working behind the scene.

“The options are still open. We have up till July 17 or so to take a final decision but the options are still open. We have not foreclosed on anything.”

Okupe nonetheless expressed shock over NNPP saying that Kwankwaso has not agreed to be Obi’s working mate.

“I am surprised about that and I have tried to reach out. It is something that is a bit too early. We have direct access and we are talking officially and unofficially. I heard the information but I have not been able to confirm it,” he stated.

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