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 come through.
In his words: “What I can say is that some of us who have been involved in this arrangement and talking are working very seriously, I don’t want to come out and say ABCD but I want you to take back that we are working on it very seriously, it’s an idea that is still on ground, and we felt that those who are already on ground, are for example comrade Peter Obi who is very grounded in the southern party of the country, need to work with other people who are also more grounded in the north especially Rabiu Kwankwaso, these individuals have shown character, resilience, determination, working with people on the gorund and we are at the down-trodden. I think Nigerians should give them support if our talk comes through.”