National Chairman, Labour Party (LP), Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, on Tuesday, said coming together of political parties to form coalition ahead of 2019 elections would not render smaller ones useless.
Abdulsalam told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview in Abuja that every party in the alliance would maintain its identity.
Thirty-nine political parties under the aegis of Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) on Monday formed an alliance to oust President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) from office in the 2019 election.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is acting as the rallying point for the alliance, which includes Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), a group that pulled out of APC.
The Labour Party is among the political parties that entered into the coalition.
In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by all the parties in the alliance in Abuja, they also resolved to have common candidates for other elections in the 2019 polls.
The LP chairman said that there was no plan by all the parties involved to dissolve into any other party, hence, the issue of making smaller parties irrelevant, especially at the state level, would not arise.