The factional chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Lamidi Apapa, has threatened to expose the party’s presidential candidate in the last elections, Peter Obi.
Apapa had to deal with bitter exchanges inside the tribunal over sitting arrangements on Wednesday.
He was booed by the party’s supporters as he emerged from the tribunal, while his cap was pulled off his head.
Addressing the media afterwards, Apapa claimed Obi was taking sides with Julius Abure, the LP chairman removed by the court.
Apapa also denied he had collected bribes from other political parties to destroy LP from within.
“On the allegation of bribe-taking, it’s not true. If you have evidence to prove, bring your evidence that I have collected money or we’ve collected money from anybody. It’s absolutely untrue,” Apapa said.
“On Peter Obi taking sides, I don’t want to expose him, but he deserves to be exposed. Some time ago, in one of the interviews he (Obi) granted, he said he did not know me at all.
“I have been trying to cover him, but he does not deserve it. The reasons are this: This is a man, during his primary in Asaba, I did the opening prayer. And I was not a young officer. I was the deputy national chairman of the party. I have been 21 years in this party. I have held a lot of positions in this party to the level I am today.
“Obi’s first campaign started in Benin. I was in Benin with him. And we used his aircraft from Benin back to Abuja–chartered plane. Not only that, when he came to Ekiti (Afe Babalola University), I led the team that hosted him in that campus. We were there for over two hours. I led the team to the palace. And he doesn’t know me?”
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