Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has denied his party the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) are in negotiations with Atiku Abubakar, over a possible alliance.
The national chairman of the NNPP Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali revealed members were worried about the statement the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party made about the alliance, Vanguard.
He said: “We are not in talk with Atiku. He should know that there are other people who have the right to be president and Kwankwaso has done a lot for Nigerians and Nigeria. Kwankwaso is a forerunner in the contest.”
Alkali then further stated that Atiku should respect his age, insisting that the party was not in talks with him over any possible alliance with the PDP’
On the other hand, the Obi-Datti Campaign Organisation said the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi also issued a disclaimer that they are in talks to merge ahead of the general elections next month.
The spokesman of the party Yunusa Tanko said that those making such claims are attempting to exploit the party. The Punch.
Tanko said: “As of yesterday, before we left Numan, there was nothing of such nature. We are busy with campaigns. We are not aware of anything like an alliance.
“I think somebody is just trying to cash out on the Obi-Datti ticket. We are right now campaigning in Sokoto and we will be in Zamfara.”