“Arrest Peter Obi, others if they oppose Tinubu’s inauguration.” LP faction instructs security personnel
On Friday, a group of the Labour Party, led by the temporarily suspended Lamidi Apapa, called on security forces to detain everyone who supported the formation of an interim administration in the nation, including the party’s presidential candidate.
Abayomi Arabambi, the faction’s national publicity secretary, made the announcement while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
He was responding to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court’s decision to exercise jurisdiction over the lawsuit brought by certain party members against the LP national chairman, Julius Abure.
No matter the person’s social standing, he ordered security personnel to detain anyone attempting to obstruct Bola Tinubu’s inauguration on May 29.
Arabambi stated that the faction will select fresh attorneys to handle the issue before the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja if the LP legal team failed to meet with Apapa in his capacity as the interim national chairman and inform him on the legal proceedings within 48 hours.
“Anyone who calls for interim leadership, including Peter Obi, should be arrested,” he declared. Because no one is above the law of the land, we are requesting that the IGP immediately arrest him and anybody else who makes such a demand.
“You cannot declare war on Nigeria while claiming to want to lead the nation. To such, the Labour Party emphatically says “No!” We don’t comprehend Peter Obi’s suggestion that Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the incoming president, not be sworn in on May 29. In our opinion, the LP finished behind the PDP in third place in that election.
The irony is that the LP is not contesting the PDP’s second-place finish today, which means we are arguing that the votes given to the PDP are legitimate in the eyes of the law. However, the PDP, which Peter Obi is supporting, contests the legitimacy of the election that produced Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the new president.
The LP responded, “No, the votes you have, we are not challenging it since it is in agreement with what we believe in. The PDP is claiming that it scored the greatest lawful majority votes in the election. Due to their antics, Peter Obi and Julius Abure purposefully left the PDP out and are now contesting the APC’s results.
So, how in the world can he avoid hiding his face in humiliation for leaving out the PDP? Why did he challenge the first individual but not the second?