November 16, (THEWILL) – The Labour Party (LP) has urged Nigerians to disregard reports that it is currently working out a merger arrangement with another political party.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
The statement reads: “Kindly disregard the sensational news making the rounds, which suggests that the Labour Party is working out a merger arrangement with any other political party,” the statement reads.
“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 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.
“The Labour Party has just concluded the 2023 general election episode and a post-mortem is yet to hold, therefore, the way forward for the party has 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.”