Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has confirmed that his party is in talks with his New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) counterpart, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso on a possible merger.

Kwankwaso had earlier disclosed that: “We are really talking to Peter Obi, or at least saying that the committee is working to look into the matter (and cooperate with him), and friends and family are coming to talk to us about it,” during an interview with BBC Hausa.

Peter Obi also confirmed the ongoing discussions on Sunday whle speaking at a panel session at the Men of Valour Conference themed, ‘Navigating the Corridors of Power: The Church and Politics,’ convened by the Revival House of Glory, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.


Obi, while fielding questions from the audience, noted Nigerians have played their religious roles enough and therefore it is time to take action by mobilising and voting for their candidate of choice.

“We have prayed enough, it is time to act. With these people in power? You can pray from now until any time, they won’t go until you chase them out.

“So it is time to act, not just pray. It is time for us to close the church and deal with these people.”