Abuja – The Labour Party (LP) has expressed a positive stance towards former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s call for opposition parties to merge and challenge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming 2027 elections.
Atiku, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), highlighted the need for opposition unity to prevent Nigeria from slipping into a one-party state during a meeting with the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) at his Abuja residence on Monday.
In an interview with The Punch on Wednesday, the acting National Publicity Secretary of the LP, Obiora Ifoh, welcomed Atiku’s merger proposal, describing it as a positive step towards fostering true democracy in Nigeria.
“Atiku’s call is a proposition, and every Nigerian who is interested in having a true democracy should give the proposal a good thought,” stated Ifoh.
He emphasized that the proposal should be considered seriously as it aims to remove what he referred to as the “Octopus in power,” asserting that the current administration is not reflective of democratic principles.
“Every Nigerian is interested in having a true democracy. What we have now is far away from democracy. So, if there is a proposition by opposition elements to ensure that democracy is installed, why not? That proposition must be given a good thought. Anything that will make Nigerians witness democracy is accepted,” added Ifoh.