The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-political organization, has lent its voice to the reported merger between Labour Party, LP, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.
Reacting to the speculation, Ohanaeze’s Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, warned LP’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, not to be a running mate of NNPP’s Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Reports are going viral NNPP and LP are talking about merging ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Ohanaeze’s Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said Obi would lose his popularity if he becomes Kwankwaso’s running mate.
A statement by Isiguzoro reads partly: “The merging arrangements between the Labour Party and New Nigeria People’s Party will strengthen the chances of Obi/ Kwankwaso occupying Aso Rock.
“The headache for the Labour Party is never to accept the Vice Presidential position for Obi, any arrangements that would see Obi as a running mate to Kwankwaso will end up the popularity of the Labour Party.
“Mr. Peter Obi is the New Nigeria’s candidate, and Kwakwaso is a regional champion who should serve as the running mate”.