The leadership of the Labour Party (LP) says the merger proposal by Atiku Abubakar is a good proposal that should be looked into.
Recall that Atiku who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, proposed that opposition parties should enter a merger to dislodge the APC from power.
He made the call when he hosted the National Executive Committee of the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria.
During the meeting, Atiku also warned against the likelihood of Nigeria slipping into a one-party state.
He said, “We have all seen how the APC is increasingly turning Nigeria into a dictatorship of one party. If we don’t come together to challenge what the ruling party is trying to create, our democracy will suffer for it, and the consequences of it will affect the generations yet unborn.”
Reacting to Atiku’s merger call, the LP acting National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Obiora Ifoh, in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday, described Atiku’s call as a good preposition that should be considered by every Nigerian.
Ifoh said, “Atiku’s call is a proposition, and every Nigeria will consider a good proposition that is meant to remove the Octopus in power because they are not democrats.
“Every Nigerian is interested in having a true democracy. What we have now is far away from democracy. So, if there is a preposition by opposition elements to ensure that democracy is installed, why not? That preposition must be given a good thought. Anything that will make Nigerians witness democracy is accepted.”