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LP says no plans to merge with PDP



On Thursday, the Labour Party(LP) revealed that it has no plan to merge with the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in a bid to nudge the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) out of power in the 2027 general elections.

LP made this known after the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, suggested that opposition parties need to come together to defeat the ruling APC in the next presidential poll.

LP spokesman, Obiora Ifoh while reacting to Atiku’s suggestion in a statement on Thursday said the party has not discussed any merger

Ifoh 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 nowhere in the response that the purported merger between LP and PDP was mentioned,” Ifoh emphasized.

Meanwhile, the APC faulted Atiku’s merger plan saying he was still struggling to come to terms with reality after his loss at the presidential poll.

In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Felix Morka said the PDP should focus on resolving its internal party crisis.

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