Lamidi Apapa denies receiving N500m to destabilise Labor party
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on May 18, 2023
The factional National Chairman of the Labour Party, Lamidi Apapa has denied receiving N500 million from any quarters in order to scuttle the case of the party at the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC.
Apapa has also asked the presidential candidate of the party in the February 25 Presidential Election, Peter Obi to intervene in the leadership tussle of the party objectively with a view to resolving it.
Briefing journalists after escaping being lynched by irate youths at the PEPC yesterday, Wednesday 17th may 2023 in Abuja, Apapa denied receiving any money or being influenced by anybody or group to work against the party.
He says Obi must be unbiased and objective in handling the crisis in order to resolve the leadership tussle.
The factional chairman says the leadership crisis would have been put behind them if the presidential candidate had respected an order of the FCT High Court.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, is saying that it has disowned Lamidi Apapa of the Labour Party.
In a statement, the Secretary of the NLC Political Commission, Comrade Chris Uyot, described Apapa as a meddlesome interloper, that is, an interfering invader.
He says the shameful conduct of Lamidi Apapa at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal yesterday, 17th May 2023, has once again brought to the fore the desperation of certain elements to divide and the Labour Party all over Nigeria
Well over two months after the presidential election, the Director General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Akin Osuntokun, says the Party’s candidate, Peter Obi was rigged out of the February 25 polls.
Osuntokun is also accusing the ruling APC of colluding with the Independent National Electoral Commission to deliver victory for its flagbearer, Bola Tinubu.
Describing Obi as someone with global acclaim, Osuntokun says the international community is interested in the Labour Party’s candidate.