LP reacts to Atiku’s proposal to merge, defeat APC

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The Labour Party has reacted to the proposal of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, calling on other opposition parties to come together to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku who was the presidential candidate of the leader opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February election and had raised concerns that Nigeria was moving towards a “one-party dictatorship” state.

He made the call in Abuja on Tuesday when he hosted the national executive committee of the Inter-Party Advisory Council Nigeria (IPAC) led by its national president, Yabagi Sani.

“We have all seen how the APC is increasingly turning Nigeria into a dictatorship of one party. If we don’t come together to challenge what the ruling party is trying to create, our democracy will suffer for it, and the consequences of it will affect the generations yet unborn,” he said.

While reacting, the Labour Party with its performance in the last general election rose to third force said it has no plan to merge with the PDP to dislodge the ruling APC in the 2027 general elections.

Labour Party spokesman, Obiora Ifoh, in a statement on Thursday, said his party just concluded the 2023 presidential election episode and a post-mortem was yet to be held.

Ifoh said the way forward for the party has not been discussed and “when we do, Nigerians will be properly informed”.

The Labour Party said 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”.

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“There was no where in the response that the purported merger between LP and PDP was mentioned,” Ifoh emphasised.

According to report APC while reacting to the former Vice President, said he “appears to be under the influence of a distorted vision inflicted by the debilitating serial trouncing of his party at the po

Ifoh said the way forward for the party has not been discussed and “when we do, Nigerians will be properly informed”.

The Labour Party said 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 no where in the response that the purported merger between LP and PDP was mentioned,” Ifoh emphasised.

According to reports APC while reacting to the former Vice President, said he “appears to be under the influence of a distorted vision inflicted by the debilitating serial trouncing of his party at the polls. ”

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