There was nowhere in the response that the purported merger between LP and PDP was mentioned.”
By Saidu Idris
365Daily – Labour Party (LP) has denied claims that it is interested in a merger with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
On Tuesday, the PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, suggested that opposition parties need to merge to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2027 presidential poll.
Spokesman of LP, Obiora Ifoh, in a statement issued on Thursday, said the party had not taken a stand on any merger.
He noted that Atiku’s call “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.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Bola Tinubu of the APC winner of the 2023 presidential election, with PDP’s Abubakar and LP’s Peter Obi coming second and third respectively.
Meanwhile, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has said it will only consider a merger with the PDP if the party will support its own presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwakwanso, to be the flag bearer.