LP Crisis: Peter Obi's Party Told to Suspend National Chairman, Abure

LP Crisis: Peter Obi's Party Told to Suspend National Chairman, Abure

  • Comrade Deji Adeyanju has argued that Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party, should be the one suspended, and not the treasurer of the party
  • Abure is an ally of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election
  • Legit.ng reports that Adeyanju criticised the alleged financial misappropriation that has created a fresh crisis in the Labour Party

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics and governance.

FCT, Abuja - Activist, Deji Adeyanju, has said Oluchi Oparah, the treasurer of the Labour Party (LP), should not have been suspended.

Adeyanju, convener of Concerned Nigerians, said this on Wednesday, February 14, via a post on X (formerly Twitter).

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Critics of Julius Abure had demanded the accountability of about N3.5 billion in the Labour Party’s finances. Photo credits: Julius Abure, Mr. Peter Obi
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Adeyanju shared his thoughts amid the fresh crisis that hit the LP.

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Oparah recently demanded that the national chairman, Julius Abure, render an account of party funds in excess of N3.5 billion, being proceeds of the sale of forms and sundry fundraisers for the 2023 general elections.

Oparah, who made the demand at a briefing in Abuja, said Abure has prevented her from exercising her constitutionally assigned role of handling the party’s accounts. Subsequently, she was suspended.

Adeyanju wrote on his known X:

“The Treasurer of LPDP who accused Abure of looting N3.5bn has been suspended. Even APC & PDP no go get this kind mind. When Betta Edu was accused of paying N500m to a private account, these emergency lovers of Nigeria called for her suspension. Abure should be the one suspended.”

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LP speaks on N3.5 billion scandal

Legit.ng earlier reported that the LP refuted claims of possessing N3.5 billion and asserted that Abure did not misappropriate funds belonging to the party.

Obiora Ifoh, the national publicity secretary of the LP, stated this in a statement issued recently.

The LP posited that the national treasurer, who indicted Abure, was "certainly under some external influences".

Source: Legit.ng

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