Withdraw Your Petition Against Tinubu, Or Else Apapa Labour Party Faction Tells Peter Obi
On Friday, the Lamidi Apapa faction of Labour Party instructed the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to withdraw his case from the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal due to his “lack of seriousness.”
According to the faction, the advice became necessary as a result of the incident that occurred on Thursday at the Tribunal, where the court halted hearings in the petition Obi and the LP filed against the election of Bola Tinubu.
Regarding the removal of fuel subsidies, the LP faction criticised the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria for rejecting the new petrol pump price.
They insisted that the LP’s position on the removal of fuel subsidies during the campaign has not changed, stating, “We cannot reverse that position because it was not our candidate who won the presidential election.”
Abayomi Arabambi, the factional National Publicity Secretary of the LP, raised these issues at a press conference in Abuja.
Since PEPT began meeting, Obi has not been able to provide any concrete evidence to support these claims, he told the media. Arabambi asserted that Obi went to court to contest Tinubu’s victory because he and his co-travellers had different motives than the Nigerian populace, who had freely offered their support to LP.
He said, “We have followed with keen interest the shameful developments and approach of the so-called legal team assembled by Peter Obi to challenge the outcome of the February 25 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, and we have, like many Nigerians, come to the conclusion that Obi is not only taking Nigerians for a ride, but would continue to waste the hard-earned resources donated by Nigerians for this purpose to enrich himself.”
“Everyone here who has been following this case will recall that the day we had a courtroom altercation with (Julius) Abure’s group, INEC announced that Peter Obi would not be able to pay for CTC form EC08 and other documents. This compelled them to present only 30% of the materials required for the hearing before the Election Petition Tribunal.