LP Reacts To Letter Seeking Withdrawal of Obi’s Cases Against Tinubu

The Labour Party, LP, has distanced itself from a viral letter issued by the self-acclaimed factional chairman of the party, Lamidi Apapa, asking the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to disregard all cases by the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi against the declaration of Bola Tinubu as the President-elect.

Bola Tinubu

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on February 25 declared All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Tinubu as the winner of the poll.

Labour party’s acting National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, in a statement on Tuesday said, “We urged the Tribunal in Abuja to disregard the antics by Apapa, who is a suspended Deputy National Chairman of our party.

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“We are by this statement informing all arms of judiciary, including the Tribunals and courts to ignore the ignoble antics of these compromised suspended members of the party.

“We are also calling on the police, DSS and EFCC to arrest these enemies of democracy.”

Ifoh during an interview on Channel Television’s programme, Politics, alleged that Apapa is on a mission to jeopardise the victory of Obi.

He said, “Approaching the tribunals to withdraw all the cases lodged by Labour Party candidates across board is the height of subterfuge and treachery, and Nigerians will resist this ploy to plunge the nation into unnecessary turmoil.

“The leadership of the Labour Party is therefore calling on the tribunals to disregard any letter emanating from our suspended National Legal Adviser, Samuel Akingbade to the effect that all our cases are to be withdrawn. However, Apapa has insisted that he is the party’s acting national chairman, adding, “Since the court had suspended Abure and other national officers, I am the next to take over.”

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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