Ahead of the 2023 elections, Peter Obi appears to be the favourite of many Nigerians on social media. However, Peter Obi’s Labour Party beating the ruling APC and PDP at the polls remains a fierce challenge. A challenge that must be combated with realistic and smart strategies.
Fortunately, for the supporters of Peter Obi, Kwankwaso who is the presidential candidate of NNPP (New Nigeria Peoples Party) is currently in dialogue with Peter Obi’s Labour Party concerning a possible merger.
A merger between both parties could tilt the odds in their favour. This move could be the game-changer that would keep both APC and PDP on their toes.
If you don’t understand the powerful dynamic of this merger, simply sit back and read on. This piece explains how a merger could change everything.
The Importance of a Merger Between Peter Obi and Kwankwaso
Sometimes the best way to beat a strong opponent is to walk in their shoes. That being said, let’s take a mental stroll back to how PDP was overthrown in 2015. The downfall of the PDP started with a merger of three powerful opposition parties in February 2013.
The merger of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) birthed the All Progressive Congress (APC). With this fierce alliance, the PDP-led government lost the 2015 polls. Therefore, the merger of the Labour Party and NNPP is a step in the right direction.
Sincerely, individually, these two political parties have mid influence. However, if they collaborate they can become a force to be reckoned with.
Moreover, Kwankwaso is a seasoned politician. He was the governor of Kano State from 1999 to 2003 and 2011 to 2015. Furthermore, He served as a Senator from 2015–to 2019. He is familiarized with the Nigerian political gimmicks and will make an excellent and influential running mate to Peter Obi.
Additionally, Kwankwaso hails from a very politically important northern state. He hails from Kano, a state that consistently produces one of the highest numbers of votes during each presidential election.
Frankly, securing Kano’s vote is a huge leap towards victory. And with Kwankwaso’s influence as a former governor and a respected elder statesman, he has a major chance of securing Kano’s vote in 2023. He will be an instrumental personality in Peter Obi’s political aspirations.
Also, since Peter Obi hails from the south-east he needs a northern Vice President that will appeal to the north. Frankly, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso is a perfect choice. In addition, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso is a Muslim while Obi is a Christian. He complements Peter Obi in all important areas.
Finally, Peter Obi is currently the people’s favourite on social media. With the support of a strong northern Vice President, his odds of winning in the 2023 election will improve immensely.
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