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2023 Presidency: Obi, Kwankwaso’s planned alliance dead – Okupe

Obi and Kwankwaso

The Director-General of the Obi Presidential Campaign Organisation, Dr Doyin Okupe, has disclosed that the planned alliance between the Labour Party and the New Nigerian People’s Party for the 2023 general election is “dead.”

Okupe stated this On Tuesday night while speaking on Politics Today, a current affairs programme on Channels Television

He explained that the planned NNPP-LP alliance had been dead about four weeks ago.

Recall that the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, had planned an alliance with the NNPP presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, on the same ticket.

According to Okupe, the negotiation became deadlocked when the LP side queried the emergence of another Muslim northerner succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim from the North.

Speaking on the reported consideration of Senator Ditti Baba-Ahmed as vice-presidential candidate of the LP, Okupe said, “He is being considered, others are being considered. These things will be decided this week. He is being considered along with other people whom we have engaged and we have talked with.

“The emphasis here is this, we are looking for a young, vibrant politician of northern extraction with a measure of intellect, sound background, pedigree and education. That is what we are looking at.”

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