Barrister Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party has admonished the former Kano State governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, that its in his best interest to accept to deputise their presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.
Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, haf said northerners won’t vote for the candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Peter Obi due to the succession agitation in South-East Nigeria.
During his appearance on ChannelsTv on Sunday, Kwankwaso said the only option left for Obi to get votes in the North is to accept to become his running mate.
What I am telling you is that if anybody from the South-East now, under this circumstance, becomes the presidential candidate of our party or any other party, the implication is that because of the activities and other issues that are really on the ground, northern voters will certainly go for their northern candidate and another party.
But Abure in a statement post on Labour Party’s official twitter page said Obi has the credentials, currently the man of the moment and the most popular presidential candidate.
The truth of the matter is that it is in the interest of Kwankwaso to take the Vice Presidency.
“Peter Obi is the man of the moment, He has the credentials and he is the most popular presidential candidate as we speak today.”