A former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, could have become his running mate if the latter had joined the New Nigeria Peoples Party.
Kwankwaso spoke on Monday in an interview on Channels Television.
Obi, had on May 27, joined the Labour Party hours after announcing his resignation of the Peoples Democratic Party.
There were speculations that Obi may form an alliance with Kwankwaso in the NNPP to contest the presidency.
Obi was, however, elected the presidential candidate of the LP after three other contestants stepped down for him.
On the other hand, Kwankwaso is the only presidential aspirant in NNPP.
Kwankwaso said he discussed national issues with the former Anambra governor a few days before he joined LP.
He said, “Well, actually, we had the opportunity to talk to ourselves on many national issues until a few days to the time when he declared for the Labour Party of which now he is the presidential candidate.
“I wish him well and I wish all other presidential candidates well. I’m sure this (presidential election) will be decided by the people across the country who are going to vote on February 25, 2023.”
Asked if he would have considered Peter Obi as his running mate, the former Kano governor said many people suggested the idea.
“Many people just suggested that. I believe that it could have been possible if not because he joined another party. Now, he is already a candidate as we have seen from the news now. We look forward to seeing what happens in the next few weeks,” he said.