National Chairman of the Labour Party, (LP), Julius Abure has urged members of the party to be on the alert, alleging that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government may be preparing for a rerun, in anticipation of the tribunal ruling.
According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, in Abuja on Monday, Abure made the claim in an online meeting with Nigerian-American Coalition for Justice.
The Diaspora support group was led by Professor Eddie Oparaoji, who is the LP Diaspora Chairman in the United States.
Abure called on Nigerians to be at alert and prepare to further humiliate APC-led government in the polls if their sinister plot materializes. He claimed the statement was based on the information at his disposal indicating that the APC was aware that the tide of the wind is heavily tilted against it.
The LP Chairman, however, urged “the members of the party to be on the alert and get ready to further humiliate APC and its government in the polls if their sinister plot materializes.”
“Rumours have it that those in government are already planning for rerun and this is one of the support we will be canvasing from you.
“We should also be getting prepared because since all those in government are already preparing for rerun we too should not be taken unawares.
“So we will be needing your engagement and support on this aspect if per adventure it happens today, that the election is nullified, which is not what we are asking for, because we are asking for outright declaration of Peter Obi as the President of Nigeria,” Abure said.
The Chairman said the party strongly believes that it won the 2023 general election given the available evidence at its disposal, claiming that the LP is not expecting anything less than the declaration of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Abure added that, “supposing it didn’t happen as the government is believed to be planning for a rerun, it will not also be out of place for us to be preparing for a rerun election.”
He also said that the party had put all of its evidence before the court and hoped that the tribunal would act in its favour.