National Chairman, Labour Party (LP), Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, on Tuesday, said coming together of political parties to form coalition ahead of 2019 elections would not render smaller ones useless as it was not a merger.

Abdulsalam told Newsmen in a telephone interview in Abuja that every party in the alliance would maintain its identity.

Thirty-nine political parties under the aegis of Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) on Monday formed an alliance to synergise and oust President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election.

Abdulsalam explained that the coming together of the parties differed from what took place prior to 2015 elections when the APC was formed. “”This one is totally different. That one was merger, this one is not merger.