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LP Debunks Rumour Of Withdrawal From Coalition

The coalition is comprised of seven opposition political parties and was launched on Wednesday



LP Debunks Rumour Of Withdrawal From Coalition

The leadership of the Labour Party (LP) has debunked the rumours that it is not part of the coalition that was formed earlier in the week, News About Nigeria reports. 

The National Secretary of the party, Umar Farouk, made this known in a phone call with Punch, stating that the Labour Party was duly informed about the formation of the coalition.

The coalition, which was comprised of seven opposition political parties, was launched on Wednesday, and its goal, according to them, is to strengthen the level of democracy in the country.

The coalition, also known as the Coalition of Concerned Political Parties, came into existence at a meeting attended by leaders of the political parties involved at the National Secretariat of the Social Democratic Party in Abuja.

The coalition comprises the Peoples Democratic Party, African Democratic Congress, Social Democratic Party, Peoples Allied Movement, New Nigeria Peoples Party, Young Progressives Party, and Zenith Labour Party.

Rumours of the Labour Party ditching the coalition were sparked after it was discovered that its name was missing from the list of members.

However, the National Secretary allayed the fears of the people, assuring them that they were part and parcel of the coalition.

He disclosed that some members of the party were shortlisted to represent the party at the meeting, but unfortunately, due to some reasons, they could not make it to the meeting on Thursday.

The chief spokesman of the LP, Yunusa Tanko, while speaking, noted that the coalition would defend the tenets of democracy and ensure that the country did not fall into a one-party state, adding that they were all stakeholders in democracy and as such, it was their duty to see that it did not falter.