The Labour Party (LP) has urged Nigerians to disregard the news making the rounds that the party is working out a merger arrangement with any political party.
Mr Obiora Ifoh, National Publicity Secretary, Labour Party, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, stating that the move is purely a news item twisted and sensationalized by a section of the media to embarrass the party.
Ifoh said that LP had just concluded the 2023 general election episode and a post-mortem was yet to be held.
“Kindly disregard the sensational news making the round which suggests that Labour Party is working out a merger arrangement with any other political party,” the statement read.
“It is purely a news item twisted and sensationalized by a section of the media to embarrass the Labour Party.”
Meanwhile, The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) said on Thursday in Lagos also revealed that it is not engaging in merger talks with any political party.
This is contained in a statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji AbdulRazaq AbdulSalam.
Recall that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, earlier called on opposition parties to form a merger and save Nigeria from slipping into a one-party state.