Crisis in Labour party: 36 State Chairpersons refute allegations of planning to suspend Peter Obi



The 36 State Chairpersons of the Labour Party, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have refuted claims of any intention to suspend the party’s Presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi.

During a solidarity visit to the LP National Chairman, Julious Abure, at the party’s National Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, February 20, Chairman of the Council of State Chairpersons of the party, Ceekay Igara, expressed satisfaction with the day-to-day management of party affairs by the Abure-led National Working Committee (NWC).

Igara emphasized:

“We want to clarify that the Labour Party has no plans to suspend our National Leader, Peter Obi. Despite facing unprecedented challenges and propaganda against the party, there has been no consideration for such action. Mr. Obi remains our leader, guiding us in our determination to rescue the nation from the current government’s stranglehold.”

“We urge our media colleagues to cease ongoing media trials against our party and its leaders. The current situation is orchestrated and will soon fade away.”

Regarding the alleged misappropriation of N3.5 billion party funds, Igara stated:

“Our funds are intact. Contrary to claims, the party only received N1.3 million during the 2023 general election, along with Seven Hundred Million naira in donations for the Presidential Campaign Council. These funds were duly recorded, receipted, and managed transparently.”

“The accusations against the National Chairman by the now-suspended National Treasurer are baseless. She was actively involved in financial transactions, with most cheques signed by her and the National Chairman. Her allegations seem influenced and politically motivated.”

“Our National Leader, Peter Obi, has privately addressed this issue, knowing the truth behind the allegations. He recognizes the integrity and dedication of the National Chairman and believes in his innocence. The decision to involve an independent auditor is a positive step, and we trust it will vindicate Julius Abure.”

“It’s evident that the crisis is politically driven by our opponents, who fear the party’s future. However, we remain resolute in our goals and will not be deterred.”

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