- Labour Party has disclosed that the party does not have any plan to adopt President Muhammadu Buhari as their candidate in 2019
- The national chairman, however, expressed the desire of the party to form an alliance with the APC
- Mike Omotosho also stated that he has no desire to work with Senate President Saraki
Mike Omotosho, national chairman of Labour Party (LP), has disclosed that the party does not have any plan to adopt President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate.
Omotosho who spoke with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, on Tuesday, August 7, expressed the desire of the party to form an alliance with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), This Day reports.
“When we are going to do that, we will consult with everybody; we will not work unilaterally; whatever we will do will be for the progress of the masses. If we have to do that, we will come with terms that they will accept which will benefit the masses. It is all about providing equal opportunities.”
Going further, Omotosho also said that he would not work with the Senate president Sarak
“Absolutely no! I, Mike Omotosho, stand alone as the national chairman of LP as I speak with you; if at any time, it is needful to associate with anybody, it will not be by proxy. We will associate with people based on the ideals that we believe in.”
“If they believe such similar ideologies with you, automatically you can work with them. As Labour Party, we are standing alone today even if we may have cause to go into coalition, we will ensure that agreements and ideals of Labour Party are protected which is providing equal opportunities for all,” he said.
NAIJ.com had reported that the Labour Party (LP) has distanced itself from the coalition of political parties which recently came together in an attempt to oust the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
Dr Mike Omotosho, national chairman of the party said this while addressing newsmen on Wednesday, July 11, in Abuja.According to him, the Labour Party is not part of any coalition with any group.
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He said that the leadership of the party had not been consulted, neither was there any formal meeting or agreement between the party and any other political party in Nigeria in that respect.
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