The leadership of the Ogun State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has denied any planned merger with the Labour Party (LP) in the state, in the build up to the 2015 general elections
This indication was given by the chairman of the party, Mr Bayo Dayo in Ota, Ado Odo/Ota local government area of the state while receiving about 2000 defectors from other political parties.
Mr Dayo promised that his party will give the All Progressives Congress (APC) a run for their money, insisting that the PDP still remains the party to beat in the state and Nigeria as a whole.
Mr Dayo charged them to be committed to the ideals and principles of the party, while he handed the party’s flag and symbol to the defectors before the state executive council of the party.
The party also announced the date for registration of members.
The Labour Party (LP) in Ogun State has gone spiritual over the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra, as it engaged the services of Muslim and Christian clerics to ensure the success of the party and its candidate, Ifeayin Uba.
At an event in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, Christian and Muslim clerics prayed fervently for a brilliant outing for the party in an election expected to be keenly contested by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP), All Progressives Congress (APC) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Addressing journalists at the event tagged ‘Prayer for Victory Meeting’, the state Secretary of the party, Sunday Ogini, stated that the prayer became necessary because there’s need to pray for their candidate in Anambra State to win the poll.
The election is slated to hold on November 16.
The Assistant Secretary General of the Labour Party (LP) and Vice President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Issa Aremu on Wednesday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to limit the registration of political parties in the country.
Aremu, who made the call while addressing journalists in Ilorin, said that it is “in order not to disenfranchise Nigerians from forming associations”.
He also commended the electoral conducting body for the registration of All Progressive Congress (APC) but challenged the commission to desist from limiting the number of political parties in the country adding that the country still has room for more parties.
Also contributing, the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in 2011, Muhammad Lade announced that the party in the state had fully merged with the new registered APC in order to forge ahead and have strong political base in the state.