The Labour Party has reacted to viral reports about a proposed merger with the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the Ekiti State Governorship election.
Naija News understands that the Ekiti State 2022 governorship election is scheduled to hold on Saturday, June 18.
Reports making the rounds have, however, suggested that there the LP is making moves to form an alliance with the APC.
A statement made available to newsmen barely 48hours before the polls, however, quoted the National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Abayomi Arabambi, as saying that news about the merger is fake and untrue.
Arabambi urged members of the public to ignore the reports, saying that the talks on LP’s alliance with APC is one public lie that cannot fly.
The statement read: “the attention of Labour Party has been drawn to an amusing dream, a pathetic wishful claim and a lying news report that suggests the collapse of Ekiti State LP structure into APC.
“To set the records straight, Mr Okunade Odunayo is the only known State Chairman in Ekiti, while Comrade Roland Olugbenga Daramola and Alhaji Ibrahim Onile remain our governorship and Deputy governorship candidates for the June 18th Ekiti governorship election.
“The Labour Party is amused by APC in publicly doing a dance of delusion, shame and open deceit parading a dismissed former Ekiti State LP Chairman as the LP structure.
“Labour Party has since been seen, noted and widely acknowledged as a party with a capital zero tolerance for all forms of dishonesty and negative attitudes.”
Arabambi stressed that the Labour Party is one single party much publicly identified with transparency.
He reiterated that it is practically very impossible for the party to form an alliance or accommodate political thieves in its fold.
The statement added: “The Labour Party notes that the APC truly deserves in its fold as its usual best legs are as standard electoral poisons.
“Labour Party strongly offers the public good choice ahead of the 2023 election, the choice of voting right for Labour Party that is very committed to leading Nigeria towards a New Nigeria of a new standard and a new morality, all Nigerians desire and deserve.
“That Banji Omotosho got suspended and finally dismissed by the LP National Convention in 2018 in Minna, Niger State, for fraudulent activities. “Labour Party will keep pursuing the best interests of Nigerians and keep integrity, fair play, equity and justice as the cornerstone driving all its activities.”