LP in crisis as 36 State Chairmen deny plot to suspend Peter Obi


The 36 State Chairmen of the Labour Party including FCT, have denied plans to suspend the Presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi.


The chairmen said this during a solidarity visit to the LP National Chairman, Julious Abure, at the party’s National Headquarters in Abuja, on Tuesday, February 20.


Chairman, Council of State Chairmen of the party, Ceekay Igara, said they were satisfied with the day-to-day running of party affairs by the Abure-led NWC.

Igara said;


“We also want to use this opportunity to debunk the allegation that the Labour Party are planning to suspend our National Leader, Peter Obi.


“Like we said earlier, our party is under worst siege ever, including unleashing fierce propaganda against the party.


“The party has not at any time contemplated a suspension of our leader. He remains our leader and will continue to lead the party in our avowed determination to pull this nation out from the strangulation under this present government.

“We are also using this opportunity to beg our media friends to cease on going media trial against our party and its leaders. What you are witnessing now is orchestrated and will fizzle out very soon.


On the alleged misappropriation of N3.5bn party funds, Igara said;


“Let me emphatically state here that our money is not missing. We didn’t generate N3.5b as claimed by the now suspended National Treasurer.

“We can confirm that the party only realized N1.3 million during the 2023 general election and another Seven Hundred Million naira donations which was used by the Presidential Campaign Council.


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