The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Saturday, confirmed that his party is in talks with Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi on the possibility of forming a coalition.

Kwankwaso revealed this in an interview with BBC Hausa Service today being Saturday.

He said:

“”A committee is trying to look into how to construct a merger between us, and we are actually in talks with Peter Obi. Family and friends have been discussing the merger plan since early this morning. As you can see, neither the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nor the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) chose their running partners from the South-east, therefore the merger is crucial.

Since Obi and Kwankwaso declared their political interests, they have both received a large supporters in the major parts of the country.

Mr Obi had recently left PDP and joined the Labour Party and has attracted to himself large number of youth supporting him from the southern part of the country.

According to report, Peter Obi on Friday named former presidential spokesman, Doyin Okupe, as his running mate in a holding capacity.