LP distances self from coalition of new political parties 

Labour Party, LP, has distanced itself from media publication of endorsing the creation of new coalition of political parties launched earlier this week.

LP National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, in a statement on Saturday, said:

“The attention of the leadership of the party has been drawn to a newspaper publication suggesting that Labour Party is a part or has endorsed the new coalition of concerned political parties that was launched earlier this week.

“The news had it that a group of seven opposition political parties formed a new coalition tagged the Coalition of Concerned Political Parties.

“As noticed, Labour Party was not represented at the meeting and therefore, couldn’t have been part of the coalition as suggested by the publication.

“The publication we can confirm quoted one of our officials out of context by giving a false impression that Labour Party endorsed the coalition.

“We have continued to posit that the Labour Party is still undergoing a Post Morten of the 2023 general election and until after the exercise, we will not be in a hurry to join the fray of any political arrangement.

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“However, we will continue to participate in select meetings of like minds where issues arising from the last general elections are discussed with intentions to propose plausible solutions to developments that are threats to our democracy.

“Labour Party is interested in leading discussions on electoral reforms in Nigeria.

“We will like to find a lasting solution where a President of Nigeria with a population of over 200 million emerge with less that nine million votes, and with less than 10 percent of registered voters.

“Labour Party is also interested in finding a lasting solution to a situation where the courts have usurped powers of the electorate.

“It is frustrating that after all the stress involved in elections on the sides of both the candidates and the electorate, and after securing electoral victories at the polls, three or five individuals gleefully upturn the verdict of the people on the alter of some unfounded technicalities.

“That is not what democracy preaches.

“On that note, our party will support a meeting or conferences of opposition political parties in Nigeria which will brainstorm together for the purpose of championing a brand of democracy which will yield power to the people and not to some anti democratic elements,” the statement added.

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