‘Labour Party not part of pro-PDP coalition group’

World Teachers Day Celebration Online Quiz for Nigerian Teachers (Win FREE N500 Airtime) – Click Here to Participate for FREE!

The Labour Party (LP) has distanced itself from the coalition of political parties that came together to oust the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

National Chairman Mike Onotosho told reporters yesterday that the leadership of the party was neither consulted nor been part of any formal meeting or agreement between the party and any other political party.

“The Labour Party is not only a political party but a political movement, guided by its ethics, values, principles and social ideology, where all actions are taken in consideration of due process.

“If there was any need for the party to join any coalition, the consent and the approval of the National Working Committee (NWC) and the National Executive Council (NEC) would have been sought before such decision is taken.

Read Also  Aluko storms out of PDP NEC Meeting, joins APC (Photo)

“It is an undisputable fact that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its allies, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the civil society, are the owners of the Party.

Download e-books for education and research for FREE - Click Here

“Such a vital decision to join a coalition cannot be effected without the approvals of their respective governmental organs. “As it stands now, the NWC, NEC, nor NLC are aware or privy to this crocket coalition engagement, ’’he said.

Hecalled on Nigerians to disregard all allusions to the inclusion of the Labour Party and those of the NLC & TUC, as members of any collation. Omotosho added that the commitment of the Labour Party to the coalition is therefore the fiery imaginations and fictions of a few recalcitrant members.

Get the latest BREAKING NEWS inside your e-mail address inbox; fill the form below and click the subscribe button
English Premier League – Fixtures, Results and Table - Click Here Nigeria Premier Football League – Fixtures, Results and Table - Click Here
Read Also  Pastor and Mrs Adeboye's CADAM Center Commissioned by Ambode - Photos

According to him, this borne out of their hurriedness to mortgage the Party for their selfish political end. “We hereby dissociate our great party, the Labour Party, from such a gathering, calculated to further throw the political atmosphere of Nigeria into more heinous confusion,” he said.

He said as the nation prepares for the upcoming general elections, the Labour party was consulting with party stakeholders, mobilising its members and preparing their candidates for elective offices. Omotosho also explained that the party was not averse to partnering with like-minded groups and parties seeking to help transform the nation.

He said that at the moment the party was more concerned about challenging the current administration to deliver more on their promises. He said the party was committed to challenging the ruling APC to deliver more for the Nigerian workers, most of whom still struggle to eke a living from their wages and salaries.

Read Also  Give Me Shekau Dead Or Alive, Buratai Charges Troops


Click Here to Join Newsnow Nigeria WhatsApp Group for Breaking News Alerts

Do You Know Nigeria? Attempt 10 simple questions on Nigeria for FREE and Win FREE N500 Airtime – Click Here to Participate!

For your news articles, press release, Breaking News, send e-mail to [email protected]