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Labour Party respond to Atiku’s proposal to merge, defeat APC

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

PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, suggested that opposition parties need 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 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 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 by the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Felix Morka said the PDP should focus on resolving its internal party crisis.

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