By Festus Ahon
ASABA-STRONG indications have emerged that the expected fusion of the Labour Party, LP in Delta State into the All Progressives Congress, APC, may soon come to fruition.
Vanguard gathered that talks by the steering committees setup by the two parties were already in advanced stage in the bid to reposition the APC into a more formidable platform to engage the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the state in future elections.
Leading the merger talks on the side of LP, is Sir Richard Odibo, a frontline leader of the party and on the APC side, Mr. Alfred Oloko, a former member of the House of Representatives.
A source close to parties disclosed that the committees have agreed on a number of issues, reiterating that that the fusion of the LP into APC would be formally announced in no distant time.
Saying that the process of merger was almost completed, the source said a number of resolutions were already in place to be announced soon.
He said the National leadership of the APC had been briefed about the development and had expressed happiness at the planned merger.
He further disclosed that the Accord Party in the state led by former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Victor Ochei was also in contact with the APC on its intention of joining forces with APC.