The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has said, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, its presidential candidate will not step down for his Peoples Democratic Party’s counterpart, Atiku Abubakar.
Spokesman for the NNPP, Agbo Major, who disclosed this in an interview with Punch faulted a report that northern leaders were pressurising Kwankwaso to step down for Atiku.
Responding to the report, Agbo asked, “How can anybody come out to say Kwankwaso should step down for Atiku? No, it is Atiku that should step down.”
He said Kwankwaso is in the race to win, stressing that he will emerge as the next president of the country.
The NNPP spokesperson did not, however, rule out the possibility of alliance talk, which he said would be done on its terms.
When asked about the update on the alleged talks between his party and the presidential campaign team of the Labour Party, Agbo dismissed the report.
“Go and ask Okupe (Dr Doyin Okupe). He was the one who scuttled the first alliance talk because he came into the negotiation with his ‘unusual’ agenda that Obi should be made the president. How can Obi be president over Kwankwaso?”