Peter Obi denies leaving Labour Party after Abure’s arrest

2023 Presidential candidate, Peter Obi has dismissed speculations in some quarters that he was parting ways with the Labour Party (LP).

The refuttal is contained in a statement on Friday, signed by Obi’s Media Aide, Michael Jude Nwolisa and released by the Peter Obi Media Reach, POMR.

Obi debunked reports by some online publications that he was leaving the party in light of the recent arrest of the Chairman, Julius Abure. He said it was the handiwork of mischief makers.

The statement reads; “The POMR expressed its wish to vehemently dismiss trending fake and fallacious news stories suggesting that he was parting ways with the Labour Party.

“This is not true and it did not originate from Obi or the Obidient Movement but from mischief makers bent on sowing the seed of discord in the party.

“These rising misdemeanors on the party did not start today as they set out to destroy and disorganize the party all to get at Obi and derail the inevitable journey of rescuing Nigeria.

“Presently our principal is preoccupied with making Nigeria work not on partisan politics which ended on October 26, 2023, when the Supreme Court of the land took their final decision on the general elections.’’

CorrectNG recalls that the National chairman of Labour Party, (LP), Julius Abure was arrested by a joint team of DSS and police operatives on Monday.

His arrest followed a petition by the party’s Youth Leader, Comrade Eragbe Anselm, dated February 13, 202 and addressed to the Commissioner of Police, alleging that he was attacked by some party members in December 2023 on the instructions of the chairman.

LP’s national publicity secretary, Obiora Ifoh, disclosed that the Party had a very successful delegate election in Benin on Tuesday ahead of the Party Primaries.

He said Abure was arrested after the meeting by a combined team of DSS and Police officers. He noted that Abure, Ogbaloi, and their aides were also manhandled.