Obi, Kwankwaso In Serious Merger Talks + Top Presidential Aspirant Steps Down

‘Serious Plans To Merge Labour Party With NNPP Is In Progress’ – Yinusa Tanko
The Spokesman National Consultative Forum, Yinusa Tanko has said there are plans to merge the Labour Party and New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) to defeat the APC and PDP in 2023.

In an interview on Arise TV, Yinusa Tanko said he cannot give details of everything, but there are serious plans on merging the two parties.

According to Yinusa Tanko, merging the two parties is an idea they have seen on the ground, and they believe that the Labour Party’s candidate, Peter Obi, who is already grounded in the Southern part of the country, needs to work with people like Kwankwaso, a strong person in the North.

Yinusa Tanko said that both Peter Obi and Kwankwaso, have exhibited character, resilience, and determination while working closely with the disadvantaged.

He urged Nigerians to support Peter Obi and Kwankwaso if the talk about merging the two political parties comes through.

PRP Presidential Aspirant Withdraws from Contest over Party Crisis
A presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Abdulfattah Durojaiye, has withdrawn from the electoral contest in the 2023 general election.

According to him, “PRP was known to be among the strongest parties in Nigeria and capable enough to seize power from the All Progressive Congress (APC), but now the party is just like a beautiful car with a knocked engine, hence it has become unreliable.”

Durojaiye said the decision became necessary considering the leadership crisis rocking the party, which will prevent it from making a significant impact in the coming elections.

He said: “After I joined the race and the party, I saw that the party is heavily factionalized and all efforts to unify the party were not successful. I personally made efforts to make sure I brought the two factions together so that we can move with a unified campaign but it seems all the characters involved are not ready for that. We have invested our time, energy, expertise and money to build PRP, but the crisis and selfish interest did not allow for that. That is why I have announced my withdrawal from the contest.”