The New Nigeria Peoples Party has revealed that it is in merger talks with Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, ahead of the 2023 election.
The NNPC said this on Saturday via its Twitter handle.
“We wish to inform Nigerians that, our discussions with #PeterObi and the #LabourParty are still ongoing. Special committee was set to discuss arrangements. We hope for good results that will give Nigeria a chance to be alive, once again.” the tweet read.
Before now, there had been calls for presidential candidates, Rabiu Kwankwaso and Peter Obi to work together in the coming election.
Premium Politics had earlier reported that Kwankwaso said Obi might have become his running mate if the latter had joined the NNPP, instead of the Labour Party, after exiting the Peoples Democratic Party.
On whether he thought of Obi being his running mate, Kwankwaso said, “Yes, many people suggested that. I believe it could have been possible if not because he joined another party. Now, he is a (presidential) candidate as we have seen from the news just now. We look forwards to seeing what happens in the next few days or weeks.”