Rabiu Kwankwaso has revealed why he has refused to be anyone’s running mate.
The former Kano State Governor made this known while in Gombe to commission the state office of the NNPP, and also meet with the party members.
He said he has considerable a merger with many parties, but merging will kill the soul of the infant NNPP.
Kwankwaso added that he has also met with Labour Party for a possible merger but they could not get past who will be the flagbearer.
He said, “From the discussion with the Labour Party, the main issue was who becomes the president if the parties merge.
“At the end of the day, some of our representatives thought that there should be a criterion in terms of age, qualification, offices held, performance and so on.
“Of course, the other side would not want that. Most of the people from there believe that the president has to go there (South-east).
“If I now decide to be the vice-presidential candidate to anybody in this country; NNPP will collapse because the party is based on what we’ve built in the last thirty years.
“I served for seventeen years as a civil servant; we are talking of 47 years of very serious hard work that’s what is rarely holding NNPP now.”