The Lamidi Apapa faction of the Labor Party has denied claims that it approached the presidential election tribunal to withdraw the petition filed by the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The DAILY POST recalls that Julius Abure’s embattled faction had raised the alarm on Tuesday that Apapa and his team had gone to the Abuja court to withdraw Obi’s petition challenging Bola Tinubu’s victory.
But Apapa described the post as a mixture of deliberate falsehood, calling it an “epistle of personal bitterness, ignorance and a complete mindless outburst.”
In a statement made available to the DAILY POST on Wednesday by the faction’s publicity secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, Apapa said Abure had been detained by the Abuja high court “on confirmed charges of forgery of court seal” and others, saying that it is not news that he could engage in “cheap blackmail to gain public sympathy in order to cover up his criminal tracks.”
Apapa challenged Abure to produce a copy of the letter that he or the Secretary signed to request the withdrawal of the petition in court.
Saying that he and his team would not be intimidated by “these wicked lies,” Apapa noted that the post was “a well-orchestrated plan by Abure to incite violence and chaos in order to make Nigeria ungovernable.”
The statement quoted the Labor Party leader as saying that he and his team would not engage in any war of words with those he called “despots and pedestrian political misfits”, saying it was obvious that “Abure is trying to stir up feelings in his tribulations. ”
It concluded that the Labor Party under his leadership supports Obi in the “mission to reclaim the mandate that was freely given to him and our party during the presidential and National Assembly elections on February 25, 2023.”