ABUJA – Mr Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, the National Chairman of Labour Party (LP), said 33 governorship and 70 senatorial candidates nationwide would run for the 2015 general elections under the party.
Abdulsalam disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said that the number of governorship and senatorial candidates coming out from the party was a huge success compared to the 2011 general elections.
According to him, the candidates emerged from Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Ebonyi, Lagos, Ogun, Anambra, Deltal, Abia, Ondo and Osun.
He said that all the particulars of successful candidates had been forwarded to the INEC for verifications.
He however advised the NLC and TUC to give more attention to the interest of Nigerian workers, especially on some pressing issues that needed to be resolved urgently.
He advised the two unions not to interfere on political issues of the labour party; adding that the party was not formed by NLC or TUC, the public must be aware of this.
NAN recalls that Mr Salisu Muhammad, the Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of LP warned politicians to refrain from getting nomination forms from the factional LP which was not recognised by the NLC. (NAN)