No Plans to Merge with PDP – LP

The Labour Party on Thursday said it has no plan to merge with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress in the 2027 general elections.

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, suggested that opposition parties needed to merge 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 had 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, adding that what Nigerians had presently was an autocracy.

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

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