Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has mention why he can not be a running mate to a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, in the forthcoming presidential election.
Both are in the race to become president when President Muhammadu Buhari completes his second tenure May next year.
While Kwankwaso is the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Obi will fly the flag of the Labour Party in the poll.
Amid requires the duo form an alliance in other to compete with the two most powerful party – All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the former Kano governor desires his Anambra counterpart to just accept to be his running mate.
Although Kwankwaso said he would not mind the opportunity to become a vice president since he has no job at the moment, he explained the rationale behind contesting the presidential election and a candidate and not a running mate to a south-easterner.
“Unfortunately, there are many issues in the South East, and a northern voter is the worst-hit in this issue of maladministration in this country,” he asserted. “But even under that circumstance, a northern voter also believes that he is better with one united Nigeria.
“Therefore, most of the things that are happening in the South, especially in the South East; people are not comfortable with that and as long as you have somebody from there in any party, it will be very difficult for the northern voters to vote, and that’s the situation now.”