Labour Party

Labour Party

The Labour Party is a social democratic political party in Nigeria. In the 21 April 2007 Nigerian National Assembly election, the party won 1 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives and no seats in the Senate. The Party’s flagbearer in Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, emerged the state governor after winning a judicial challenge. The party advocates for various issues as a member of the opposition, from the increase of minimum wage to other issues.

It was formed in 2002 as the Party for Social Democracy by the Nigerian Labour Congress. Some of the party’s notable members, who are not former members are Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, the former Governor of Ondo State and the only Labour Party Governor in Nigeria. Former Governor of Oyo State Chief Alao Akala, Adams Oshiomole, the Present APC Governor of Edo State who deflected to ACN, The LP Candidate for Delta State, Ogboru etc.

Femi Pedro, a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, decamped from the Action Congress while in office in protest against the favoring of then-governor Bola Tinubu’s candidates in Lagos State, and ran as the Labour Party candidate in the gubernatorial elections of 2007. He lost the election to Babatunde Fashola.

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