Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, monitored by IgbereTV on Tuesday, Okupe said the merger failed because Kwankwaso of the NNPP insisted on being the presidential flagbearer, even when a Northern Muslim of same North-West geo-political zone, President Muhammadu Buhari, is about to complete eight years in office.
He said during coalition talks he had asked the NNPP leadership if it was fair to field Kwankwaso, a northerner, of which the NNPP leadership said t. was nothing wrong with that.
Okupe revealed that LP is now looking at young running mate of northern extraction.
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