LP denies plan to merge with PDP

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The Labour Party (LP) has asked Nigerians to disregard rumours making rounds that the party plans to merge with the People’s’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The party made this known in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh on Thursday.

Ifoh said the reports making rounds were twisted news intems targeted at embarrassing the party.

He said: “Kindly disregard the sensational news making the round which suggests that Labour Party is working out a merger arrangement with any other political party. 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 to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s proposal for opposition political parties to work together to fight against one party system in Nigeria being planned by the APC. In my reaction, I said that it was only a proposal and 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 that the purported merger between LP and PDP was mentioned.

He noted that the Labour Party had just concluded the 2023 general election episode and a post mortem was yet to be held. He added that the way forward for the party had not been discussed.

“When we do, Nigerians will be properly informed. I therefore urge Nigerians to disregard such and many other twisted and sensational stories purported to emanate from the Labour Party. The party has its official platform used to disseminate its information.” The spokesperson stated.

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