The Labour Party’s (LP) Lamidi Apapa faction has expressed regret over the selection of Peter Obi as their presidential candidate for the 2023 election.
By making Obi as its presidential candidate, the faction claimed the party erred.
The group claimed that Obi misled the presidential election tribunal about some electoral records from the Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, on a federal level.
This was said in a statement made in honour of Obi’s 62nd birthday and signed by the organization’s expelled national publicity secretary, Abayomi Arabambi.
According to Arabambi: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Labour Party (LP) felicitates with its popular presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, on his 62nd anniversary.
“In wishing him well, we want him to state that we regret fielding him on the platform of the party, in the light of recent development particularly actions that undermined the discipline the Labour party has been known for.
“The Lamidi Apapa-led National Working Committee of the Party hereby charges the celebrant to, on this occasion of thanksgiving to God, to be reflective of the Nigerian interest, which he seeks to serve.
“It is indeed worrisome that even though he went to the Presidential Electoral Tribunal as a non-member of the Labour Party and lied severally that there was a time they issued subpoena to INEC for all those document and maintained that they, they were unable to pay all the documents they seek to tender, kicks regret in our party stakeholders.”