LP has no interest in merging with PDP or any other party.


The Labour Party (LP) has refuted claims of engaging in merger discussions with any political party. Obiora Ifoh, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, clarified this stance in a statement released in Abuja on Thursday, November 16.

It was previously reported that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had urged opposition parties to consider merging to prevent Nigeria from becoming a one-party state. A prior statement by Obiora Ifoh had been interpreted as supportive of Atiku’s proposal.

However, in a recent statement, Ifoh emphasized that there is no intention of a merger. He asserted that the earlier report was a distortion and exaggeration by a section of the media to undermine the party.

“In my response, I indicated that it was simply a suggestion that every Nigerian should consider to enhance the functionality of democracy, given the current situation of an autocracy. Nowhere in the response was the alleged merger between LP and PDP mentioned,” he stated.

Ifoh clarified that the LP had just concluded the 2023 general election, and a post-mortem analysis had not taken place. The party’s future direction had not been deliberated upon.

“When we do address this, we will ensure that Nigerians are adequately informed,” he assured.

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