Labour Party (Nigeria)

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Labour Party
National Chairman Dan Nwanyanwu
National Secretary Alhaji A. A. Salam
Founded 2002
Headquarters Abuja, Nigeria
Ideology Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
Colours Red, green
Seats in the Senate
0 / 109
Seats in the House
1 / 360
Governorships
1 / 36
Website
www.labourpartyng.org
Politics of Nigeria
Political parties
Elections

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. Due to the nearly non-existent political structure of the party however, Dr. Mimiko has notably flirted with Action Congress (AC) stalwarts especially in the run-up to the Ekiti State governship rerun election in April 2009.[citation needed]

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It was formed in 2002 as the Party for Social Democracy by the Nigerian Labour Congress The party notable members are Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, the incumbent Governor of Ondo State and the only Labour Party Governor in Nigeria.

2007 Lagos State election[edit]

Femi Pedro, a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, decamped 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 current governor Babatunde Fashola.

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