The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has said that it is not in alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party is reacting to a report credited to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Engr. Buba Galadima, with the claim that the NNPP may go into alliance with the PDP ahead of the polls.
A statement issued by the NNPP’s publicity secretary, Major Agbo, however, said there is no such arrangement on ground, Leadership reported.
Agbo added that the NNPP presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso , is in the race to win.
“There is no such arrangement on ground as our presidential candidate is in this race to win and provide purposeful leadership in line with our party programmes and manifesto. He is determined to go all the way due to his passion to serve Nigerians,” the statement read in part.
Nevertheless, Agbo said the NNPP as a mass movement welcomes electoral alliances from like minded political parties in its quest to rescue Nigeria.
The NNPP chieftain, however, insisted that any such arrangement must be the one that would see others joining the NNPP to deliver Kwankwaso and never the other way round.
Agbo said the report of the alliance is a figment of the imagination of those who engineered it.
Earlier, the presidential candidate of New Nigerian Peoples Party, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, vowed not to step down for Atiku Abubakar for the forthcoming presidential election.
Kwankwaso made this known while speaking at a meeting with the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), which took place at Ikeja area of the state, Tribune Newspaper reports.
He said: “Now, people are concocting the story that I am going to step down for them or that I am going to withdraw for them. Why did they allow me to go? What happened at that time or was it still an issue in the party?”
The former governor of Kano state acknowledged that there was the need to renegotiate Nigeria’s huge debt with the view of moving the country forward.
He said:“We have to sit down in negotiations and whatever it is, we have to have fresh air so that we can even pay them. These are things I believe that are necessary to do whatever we can to handle the debt issues.”
On constitution review, the former Kano governor said his government would be open to the yearnings of the people.