Following reports by the Comrade Julius Abure-led group that the Lamidi Apapa faction had approached tribunals asking to drop all cases involving the party’s candidates disputing the outcome of the 2023 general elections, the crisis roiling the Labour Party (LP) intensified on Tuesday.
According to Newsmen, Tinubu’s electoral victory in the 2023 presidential election is currently being challenged by Peter Obi, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, and the party before the Presidential Election Tribunal.
The Labour Party, on the other hand, said on Tuesday that a faction within the organization was plotting to quash Peter Obi’s lawsuit challenging Bola Tinubu’s election as president-elect.
This assertion was made in a statement issued in Abuja by Pastor Obiora Ifoh, the party’s acting national publicity secretary.
Ofoh said, “Daily, the evil intention of the breakaway faction of the Labour Party, led by the suspended Deputy National Chairman, Lamidi Apapa continues to manifest, and just this morning, our legal team was confronted by the stark revelation that these men have advanced their plot by approaching all the tribunals where our numerous candidates lodged their election petitions arising from the recently held general election.”
The Apapa-led faction, in turn, rejected the assertion and said that Abure had made it up as a ruse to win quick popular support.
Comrade Abayomi Arabambi, a spokesman for the Apapa group, told Vanguard over the phone that the attempt to divert public attention from the important issues will fall short.
Arabambi said: “It is sad, unfortunate, and disheartening that individuals who have been stopped by a court of competent jurisdiction from parading themselves as leaders of our beloved party have resorted to cheap blackmail and subterfuge.
“Abure and his cohorts cannot speak for our party, and as I speak to you, we have not filed any matter seeking to discontinue our party’s challenge to the outcome of the Presidential election. It is not true.”
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