No plan to merge with LP or any other political party – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee, NWC, has declared that it is not engaged in any merger or alliance talks with any political party.

According to a statement by PDP’s spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, the NWC stated this after its 587th meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.

This is coming few weeks after the PDP’s 2023 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar met with his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, and gave room to talks of possibly forming a coalition.

In an interview, Obi had clarified that he is open to the idea of a merger that prioritizes governance, but he will not be part of any coalition that is formed with the intention of seizing power.

Addressing the matter, PDP said although it does not wish to merge, the party is however ready to welcome back to its fold, members who left for other political parties.

The statement reads: “While the PDP, as a truly people’s Party, is open and welcoming to all Nigerians including our former members who left for other parties, we state that our Party remains strong and formidable, capable of winning elections in a free, fair and transparent electoral process in our country.

“The NWC acknowledges the influx of millions of Nigerians into our Party in the on-going Party Membership Drive in all the Electoral Wards across the country; which further confirms that the PDP remains the Party of choice for majority of Nigerians.

“The public, teeming members of our great Party, Democracy Institutions and of course the International Community should therefore disregard any report suggesting any form of merger between the PDP and any other political Party as such is not in the contemplation of our great Party.”