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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Apapa, Factional Chairman of the Labour Party, refutes claims of withdrawing Obi's petitions from the tribunal

The Lamidi Apapa faction of the Labour Party has refuted allegations that it approached the presidential

election tribunal to withdraw the petition filed by the party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi. The Julius Abure faction had earlier claimed that Apapa and his team had gone to the tribunal in Abuja to withdraw Obi's petition challenging the victory of Bola Tinubu.

 

However, in a statement released by the faction's Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, Apapa denied the claims and described them as "deliberate falsehoods". Apapa accused Abure of engaging in "cheap blackmail" to gain public sympathy and cover up his alleged criminal tracks. He further challenged Abure to produce a copy of the letter he or the Secretary signed to seek the withdrawal of the petition at the tribunal.

 

Apapa stated that he and his team would not be intimidated by "these wicked lies" and accused Abure of trying to incite violence and chaos in order to make Nigeria ungovernable. He further stated that the Labour Party under his leadership stands with Obi on the "mission to reclaim the mandate freely given to him and our party during the February 25th 2023 Presidential and National Assembly election."

 

Apapa concluded that he and his team would not engage in any verbal war with those he called "pedestrian political misfits and despots". He noted that it was obvious that "Abure is trying to whip up sentiment on his travails" and advised him to face his legal challenges squarely. It remains to be seen how this controversy will affect the ongoing legal battle over the outcome of the presidential election.

 

 

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