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2019: Labour Party denies merger with third force

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Labour Party (LP) has said that the party was not in alliance with the National Intervention Movement (NIM) also known as the third force or any political association ahead of the 2019 General Elections.

The National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, said yesterday in Abuja that the party’s earlier resolve to go it alone in 2019 general election remains.
He dismissed media reports linking the LP with coalition of 15 governors, 80 senators and 15 political parties to form a mega party ahead of the elections, saying the reports is  false, baseless and figment of imagination of the writers.
Abdulsalam said at no time did the party contemplate or engage in any form of discussion with the so called elected officials, political parties or associations to form a party ahead of the elections.
He said the NWC was shocked to discover the party has been constantly and fraudulently listed among stakeholders in the coalition to score cheap political points.
“We are surprised and embarrassed to read in the media that Labour Party was among political parties that want to form the NIM. We are never part of it. Nobody discussed it with us, we did not attend any meeting or sent any representative to any meeting where it was discussed and we did not attend any of the briefings.
“We unequivocally disassociate ourselves from the publications as we are not part of NIM and we cannot be part of NIM. We hereby call on the leadership of NIM to henceforth cease from the practice of including Labour party’s name illegally in their publications or else we will be forced to seek legal redress against further occurrence.” He said.

Source: Daily Trust

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