Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 presidential election, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, on Thursday, August 24, visited President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Abuja.
Bellnews understands that this is second meeting between the duo in recent times.
A media aide to Kwankwaso, Saifullahi Hassan, confirmed the latest meeting via his Facebook page and shared photos of the duo which he claimed they took at the presidential villa in Abuja yesterday.
Hassan claimed the two leaders met on issues of national interest.
Kwankwaso, Atiku And Peter Obi Alleged Alliance
Bellnews reports that Kwankwaso’s latest meeting with President Tinubu is coming amid reports that the trio of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kwankwaso (NNPP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, have begun to discuss the possibility of a merger, with the ultimate goal of setting up 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 a while, it was gathered, started with the one between Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Kwankwaso.
After the first leg of the meetings was adjudged successful, another one between Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) and face of the OBIdient Movement, and other critical elements in PDP started to take shape, after the other two stakeholders agreed to bring him in.
The discussions, which were said to still be in the preliminary stages, had been hinged on two pillars.
Reports claimed that the three leaders, however, have decided to wait and watch the outcome of the election petitions in court, which would determine the second leg of the decision, should the court verdict go south.