A former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Mukhtar Shagari, has said that he was contacted to be the running mate of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi but he rejected the offer.
He said as a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he strongly believes that the Labour Party cannot defeat the PDP at any election.
Shagari spoke in an interview on Channels TV Politics today.According to him, resolving the challenges facing Nigeria as a nation does not require “lofty ideas.”
Shagari stated that for instance the Labour Party has no presence in Sokoto where he hails from.
He said, “I was contacted to be the running mate of Peter Obi. I told them I will not be able to leave my party because I believe in the philosophy of my party, I believe in what my party stands for Nigeria and I also believe that the Labour Party will not be able to beat my party at any election.”