Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Sunday, rued his failure to form an alliance with Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, ahead of the 2023 elections.
Kwankwaso, a senator of the Federal Republic, expressed his regrets when he addressed the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) and senior journalists in Lagos.
According to him, his alliance with Obi would have won the election with a landslide
Quoting him, “I thought the alliance would be good. If we had done that, nobody will be talking about a second ballot in 2023.
“At our discussions the issue was who will be the presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate. Both parties raised negotiation committees.
“Our team was led by Buba Galadima. The committees looked at age, educational qualification, office held and experience. At the end, the other committee did not want to go with this.
“They talked about power shifting to the South and to the South East. Nigeria has gone beyond that. Nobody can be president of Nigeria now based on ethnic and regional considerations.”