The Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has debunked claims that he offered N40 billion to his New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) counterpart, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso to step down for him.
Obi made this known on Monday, during an interactive session with the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), held in Lekki, Lagos State.
He said; “I never knowingly or unknowingly offered anybody money to become president. In all my talks with Kwankwaso, I never offered him any money.”
It was reported that there has been speculation that the Labour Party had offered N40 billion to Kwankwaso to step down for Obi.
Recall that the Director-General of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe, had on November 5, announced that the party was in talk with Kwakwaso and other stakeholders of the NNPP for possible alliance.