The Labour Party has taken a swipe at former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar over his comment on two-party system against the multi-party democracy that Nigeria operates.
The former VP, who was a guest on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, which airs every Sunday, said the victory of his party, All Progressives Congress in the just concluded general elections and the relegation of Peoples Democratic Party to the role of opposition confirmed his long-time belief that a two-party system is the best for Nigeria.
In a swift response on Monday, the National chairman of LP, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, said Mr. Atiku erred when he made the comment.
He also condemned the APC for ‘talking too much’ and contradicting itself instead of managing its electoral success and focusing on delivering its electioneering campaigns.
“It is wrong for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, a politician who is supposed to be a democrat, to be saying that it was his dream to see a two-party system for Nigeria. Where would that put the multi-party democracy that we practice and enjoyed and which is acceptable globally? Though there were dominant parties in the advanced democracies, there were still other parties.
“Over 50 parties participated in the recent UK elections, also in Australia, Israel, United States and other places in Europe and even in West Africa, it is multi-party democracy so where did he get his idea from?” the LP chairman queried.