The Labour Party’s factional leadership has called for the arrest of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as well as any party member who supports an Interim National Government.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the faction’s National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, stated this during an interview with journalists on Saturday in Abuja.
Arabambi stated that Obi and other party members who are allegedly working to prevent President-elect Bola Tinubu’s inauguration on May 29 should be interrogated and prosecuted if found guilty.
He believes that those calling for a boycott of the inauguration, as well as those who have filed lawsuits to prevent it, are engaging in anti-democratic behavior.
If anyone calls for an interim administration, including Peter Obi, they should be arrested by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba-Alkali.
Nobody is above the law. You cannot seek to plunge Nigeria into war and also say you want to rule that country.
We, in the Labour Party, are saying a capital ‘NO’ to such an evil call by Peter Obi that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, should not be sworn in come May 29.
Henceforth, anyone calling for the establishment of an interim administration and threatening fire and brimstone and conducting themselves in a way that is likely to cause a breach of peace should be arrested.
Arabambi made similar calls earlier this week during an interview on Vanguard’s Political Hub.
Arabambi also chastised the LP’s legal team for failing to brief the faction on the petition to challenge Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election.
He claimed that the Apapa-led faction cannot continue to rely on lawyers who are disinterested in their cause and do not share their values.
Arabambi, on the other hand, stated that the faction has no intention of withdrawing any matter from the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, and that it is dedicated to upholding democratic principles and ensuring that the will of the people is respected.
I also want to allay the fear of Nigerians, the Alhaji Lamidi Apapa-led Labour Party is not interested in withdrawing any matter from the presidential election petitions tribunal, but as the National Chairman (Apapa) confirmed, he has a right to know what is going on with the petition.
If the Party’s legal team at the tribunal in Abuja fails to honour our ultimatum and brief us on the petition within 48 hours, we will appoint new lawyers to take over the case.