LP speaks on merger plan with PDP, Atiku

The Labour Party (LP) has said there is no merger plan between the party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

In a statement on Thursday, the spokesman of the LP, Obiora Ifoh, said such reports are mere sensations and should be disregarded by Nigerians.

“It is purely a news item twisted and sensationalized by a section of the media to embarrass the Labour Party.

“A news organisation called for a reaction as regards Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s proposal for opposition political parties to work together to fight against the one-party system in Nigeria being planned by the APC.

“In my reaction, I said that it was only a proposal and that every Nigerian should be interested in making democracy work in Nigeria and that what we have presently is an autocracy.

“There was nowhere in the response where the purported merger between LP and PDP was mentioned.

“The Labour Party has just concluded the 2023 general election episode, and a post-mortem is yet to be held; therefore, the way forward for the party has not been discussed. When we do, Nigerians will be properly informed,” Ifoh said.

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