Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) presidential candidate for 2023, paid a visit to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Abuja on Thursday, August 24.
According to Citi News, this is the duo’s second rendezvous in recent times.
Saifullahi Hassan, Kwankwaso’s media aide, verified the latest encounter on his Facebook page and uploaded images of the two taken at the presidential mansion in Abuja yesterday.
According to Citi News, Kwankwaso’s latest meeting with President Tinubu comes amid reports that the trio of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kwankwaso of the National Peoples Party (NNPP), and Peter Obi of the Labour Party have begun to discuss the possibility of a merger, with the ultimate goal of establishing a formidable party that can more effectively challenge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The meeting of these three political leaders, which had been going on for some time, was said to have began with one between Atiku, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, and Kwankwaso.
Following the success of the first leg of the meetings, another one between Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) and face of the OBldient Movement, and other crucial elements in the PDP began to take shape, after the other two stakeholders decided to invite him in.
The conversations, which were claimed to be in their early stages, were based on two pillars.
According to reports, the three leaders have chosen to wait and see the outcome of the election petitions in court, which would determine the second leg of the decision if the court judgement is negative.