The Labour Party has distanced the party from the recent statement by its National Secretary, Olukayode Ajulo, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to set up an inclusive government.
LP described Ajulo’s comments as “his personal opinion.”
National Chairman of LP, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the party had no reason to join any inclusive government of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
According to him, the party has not met to take such position, calling on the President to set up an inclusive government.
Abdulsalam added that as a marketable political party, LP would rather remain a leading opposition party than calling on Buhari to set up an inclusive government.
He regretted that despite all the campaign promises of the APC, which elicited the support of Nigerians at the last elections, the party had rather allowed itself to be swallowed in crisis while insurgency had multiplied.
“They have promised change, which we are yet to witness. So, we could not be given the impression as if we want to be part of their government. At any point in time at their campaign, they gave time of eradicating Boko Haram within weeks; but today, the problem of insurgency has become more complicated than how they met it.
“The LP has not seen anything worthwhile from the ruling APC that would warrant our call on it to set up an inclusive government. We have no business with any type of government they form. As of now, we have not seen any reason to call for or join any party in an inclusive government.
“We have not seen the direction of the government. If we are invited, we are a marketable political party and must make sure that we have input, we must present to them and be sure that they will appreciate our manifesto.”