The Labour Party (LP) has dismissed the rumours of a possible alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to oust the All Progressives Congress (APC) from power in the 2027 polls.
The LP’s mouthpiece, Obiora Ifoh, said in a statement on Thursday that his party was still recovering from the 2023 presidential race and had not yet done a review.
Ifoh said the future plans of the party were not yet decided, and “when we do, Nigerians will be duly informed”.
The LP was responding to a suggestion by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who flew the PDP flag in the February election, that opposition parties should unite to defeat the ruling APC in the next presidential contest.
On Tuesday, Atiku raised the alarm that Nigeria was drifting towards a “one-party dictatorship” state and urged other opposition parties to join forces to defeat the ruling APC.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday, the LP said Atiku’s call “was only a proposal, and every Nigerian should be concerned about making democracy work in Nigeria and that what we have currently is an autocracy”.
“There was no mention of the alleged merger between LP and PDP in the response.” Ifoh stressed.
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