Labour Party Dissociates Self From Coalition
Labour party has dissociated itself from the coalition recently endorsed by certain political parties and politicians in the country.
The party hinged its decision on the fact that the coalition did not consult with the authentic leaders of the party but was rather dealing with an individual, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, who is not a true representative of the party.
Chairman of Labour Party, Dr Mike Omotosho, conveyed the position of the party at a news conference held at the Labour House in Abuja.
According to him, Abdulsalam had ceased to be the National Chairman of the party following a special convention held eight months ago.
He said it was high time that INEC pulled down the name of Abdulsalam from its official website so as not to mislead the public any further and also demanded that it would be proper for INEC to respect the report of its officials that monitored the special convention that produced the current executives last year.
The Chairman said that though the party was opened to dialogue and collaborations with other stakeholders of the same ideology, especially welfare of the family unit, for a workable coalition, the recent arrangement was not in the interest of the party, its stakeholders and teeming members.
He stated further that Labour party was not in any way committed to the coalition as it existed in the imagination of disgruntled members whose decisions were borne out of the motive to mortgage the party.
Dr Omotosho noted that ahead of 2019 general elections, the Labour party was consulting with stakeholders, mobilising members and preparing candidates for elective offices.
He noted that the party was not aversed to partnering with other like-minded groups and parties seeking to help transform the nation.
The party called on the government to deliver more for Nigerian workers who currently struggle to earn a living.
He emphasised that the vision and mission of the coalition was not clear to labour party and stated the leadership under his watch was not willing to subject the party to alliance whose objective and goals are not understood.