“I support merger of Labour Party with PDP to make Nigeria great”- Peter Obi

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Peter Obi and former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, says he is open to merging the Labour Party (LP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2027 presidential election. Obi, who is the LP’s candidate in the 2023 poll, said this during an interview broadcast on Saturday on YouTube, weeks after former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar hosted Obi. “If the merger is to be able to govern Nigeria properly, unlock all those things that will make Nigeria a better place, I’m for it. If it’s just a merger for election or…

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Northern caucus demand zoning of LP chairmanship to region

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The Forum of Northern Labour Party (LP) Chairmen and Secretaries has urged the party’s hierarchy to let the north produce next chairman of the party. Convener of the Forum,  Hussaini Saraki, made the demand while speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, in Bauchi. Saraki, who asserted that the LP is united and has no faction, said the leadership of the party should be zoned to the North because the presidential candidate is from the South. Recall that on March 27, the LP conducted a controversial national convention in Anambra…

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NLC sacks Abure-led Labour Party leadership

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has voided the return of the National Chairman of Labour Party, Julius Abure, and his National Working Committee at a national convention recently held in Nnewi, Anambra State. In a communiqué issued at the end of the NLC Political Commission Stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja, the Congress passed a vote of ‘no confidence’ on the purported convention and the leadership that emerged from it. The communiqué, made available to newsmen in Abuja, was signed by the Chairman, NLC Political Commission, Prof. Theophilus Ndubuaku; former NLC President,…

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NLC shuts LP secretariat, demands Abure’s sack

The ongoing conflict between the Nigeria Labour Congress,(NLC), and the leadership of the Labour Party escalated yesterday, as it stormed the secretariat of the Labour Party, (LP), to protest the party’s national convention planned for end of this month. The Congress also demanded sack of the National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure. The NLC leadership accused Abure of planning to hold a “secret” convention without the inputs of major stakeholders. The planned convention has pitched Abure against the NLC and the House of Representatives caucus. The workers accused Abure…

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“Tinubu’s New Year speech, arrogant display of dishonesty, disregard for Nigerians” – LP

The Labour Party (LP) has described President Bola Tinubu’s New Year day broadcast to Nigerians as an arrogant display of dishonesty and disregard for citizens of the country. The Party stated this in a statement issued on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh. Recall that President Tinubu in his New Year’s broadcast to the nation on Monday, among several pledged and reiterated his commitment to deliver on his electoral promises to Nigerians. He also urged his political opponents to work with him since elections are over. However, in…

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“No merger plan with PDP” – LP

The Labour Party (LP), yesterday, urged Nigerians to disregard the news making around that the party is merging with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in dislodging the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying it is not in its plan to merge with any party ahead of the 2027 general elections. Recall that the 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. However, the LP’s spokesman, Obiora Ifoh, while reacting to Atiku’s suggestion in a…

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‘Supreme Court judgement has destroyed fabric of our democracy’ – LP

…Says Nigeria sliding into dictatorship The leadership of the Labour Party yesterday described the judgment of the Supreme Court upholding the election of President Bola Tinubu as sad, adding that” the judgement has destroyed the fabrics of Nigeria’s democracy. National Chairman of the Party, Julius Abure, while reacting to the judgement, said the party is “shocked and surprised that the apex Court will toe the line of the September 26 judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), despite the flaws inherent in it. Abure, in a statement he personally signed,…

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Tribunal: LP says it is dismayed by Lagos judgment, but sustain pursuit of justice

The Labour Party (LP) in Lagos State said it was dismayed by Monday’s judgement of the Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on the March 18 election. The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mrs Olubunmi Odesanya, said this on Tuesday in a statement made available to newsmen. Odesanya, however, appealed to party loyalists to remain calm as the party continued to pursue justice. She said: “We listened to the judgment of the Lagos State election tribunal delivered yesterday, Sept. 25, with utmost dismay. “We urge our teeming supporters to remain…

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PEPT: Labour Party rejects tribunal judgment

The Labour Party, (LP), has stirred up its supporters to take back Nigeria ‘in whatever way” possible. The party dropped the message on its Facebook page as Nigerians awaited the verdict of the presidential election petitions tribunal on the legitimate winner of the February 25 presidential poll. The statement on the LP’s page reads: “Nigerians be ready to take back your country, in whatever way you can. Nobody is more Nigerian than any Nigerian”. The Labour Party, (LP), has said the much-awaited judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which…

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“Peter Obi will win at tribunal” – Labour Party counters Tinubu’s claims

The Labour Party (LP) has countered the Presidency’s assertion that President Bola Tinubu is not worried about the outcome of the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which is set to be delivered today, Wednesday. The party declared that its Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, will win in the election. The Presidency’s claim was made by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, who said that Tinubu is not losing sleep over the verdict because he won the February 25 presidential poll. However, LP spokesman, Obiora Ifoh, said the…

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