The Labour Party (LP) and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) have said there are no merger plans between them and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The spokesman of LP, Obiora Ifoh, on Thursday in a statement, said such reports were mere sensation and should be disregarded by Nigerians.
“In my reaction (to enquiry from a journalist), I said that it 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 said.
Similarly, the National Publicity Secretary of the NNPP, AbdulRazaq AbdulSalam, in a statement said “NNPP is an independent political group as such we stand firm in our commitment to respect all political parties and refuse to engage in merging with any party to combat another.”