The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has revealed why he cannot be running mate to any presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
According to the former Governor of Kano State, accepting to be the running mate to any presidential candidate would lead to the collapse of NNPP.
Kwankwaso stated this while addressing newsmen after the inauguration of the party’s office in Gombe State.
The presidential candidate admitted that the party is in talks with Labour Party, but there is an issue with who will become the presidential candidate.
Kwankwaso while speaking 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.”