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2023: Plans To Merge With NNPP Is In Progress – Labour Party

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2023: Plans To Merge With NNPP Is In Progress - Labour Party
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The Labour Party says there are plans to merge with the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election.

The National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Comrade Abayomi Oluwafemi Arabambi, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja.

Arabambi said that the party and its flagbearer, Peter Obi, are in talks with the NNPP and its presidential candidate, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, for a possible alliance.

In an interview with Daily Trust, he said the LP had held advanced talks with the Kwankwasiyya Movement for the choice of running mate and collaboration to rescue Nigeria.

The LP spokesman said there were also talks with the former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, and all critical stakeholders on the presidential election.

Arabambi revealed that the LP is trying to harmonise its structure with the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress, the National Consultative Front and other groups ahead of the 2023 polls.

“We are putting together our structure with the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress, the National Consultative Front, the Civil Liberties Organisation, the Christian and Muslim community, the youth group, everybody, and we are trying to harmonise our structure and everybody has come on board now,” he said.

Recall that the Spokesman, National Consultative Forum, Yinusa Tanko, had said there are plans to merge the LP and NNPP to defeat the APC and PDP in 2023.

According to Yinusa Tanko, merging the two parties is an idea they have seen on the ground, and they believe that Obi, who is already grounded in the Southern part of the country, needs to work with Kwankwaso, a strong person in the North.

Tanko said that the two former governors have exhibited character, resilience, and determination while working closely with the disadvantaged.