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A coalition, Gateway Coalition for Peter Obi has tackled National Publicity Secretary and chieftain of the Labour Party in Ogun State, Comrade Abayomi Arabambi for his involvement in anti-party activities.
The coalition in a statement signed by its legal adviser, Barr Oluwafemi Ibiayo accused Arabambi of working for the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state.
In the statement, Barr Ibiayo alleged that Arabambi purposely refused to submit the party’s candidate names to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The statement reads partly, “Before now, Comrade Arabambi has tagged the fault to INEC but INEC has made the case known to the public that Ogun Labour Party never sponsored any candidate for those positions that were omitted.
“Over the time, several dates have been mentioned by Comrade Arabambi to be the release dates of the candidates list by INEC but none has manifested.
“Some of the candidates said they are frustrated by Arabambi’s cunning strategies and deceit, yet, he has never called for a meeting to explain the situation of the case to them.
“Labour Party within the State is currently in disarray as many campaign activities have been put on hold.
“On his part, Barrister Oluwafemi Ibiayo appealed to the national body to look into issues with Ogun State Labour Party, summon Arabambi for his anti-party activities and ensure the Gubernatorial Candidate, Comrade Kehinde Sogunle and other Candidates’ mandates are not stolen as this is a mechanism for grassroot mobilisation for Peter Obi.”
Reacting to the release on Friday, Comrade Abayomi said the members of the coalition are wayward members of the oppositions All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party.
Comrade Arabambi in an interview with PLATFORM TIMES, described the coalition as “nincompop, pedestrian politicians and portfolio shenanigans.”
He said, “I am not sure those ones are member of Labour Party. I don’t know them and I will refer to them as nincompop, pedestrian politicians and portfolio shenanigans. I have been in Labour Party for 13 years and six months.
“Where were they when we are in Labour Party? Are they our members? I don’t know whether they are from APC or PDP that are finding their way to Labour Party.
As far as I am concerned, probably some of them are from Yaba left in Lagos; they are not with their senses to say Arabambi is working for the opposition.
“Probably they just joined us five months ago and may be they’re now the one that are running Labour Party when they have destroyed their own future from where they are coming from.
“Did I send them to go and join APC or PDP that have ruined our economy? But if they want to choose LP to salvage their entire riddled political careers, they should learn like people from Yaba Right and not like people from Yaba Left.”
Arabambi further disclosed that the party will settle the issue it has with the Independent National Electoral Commission, adding that the case was in court.
His words, “I am a LP chieftain and there is nothing anybody can do about that. All our candidates will run for election.
“We have issues with INEC and we are in court, until when court decides otherwise, there is nothing anybody can do about that.
“Wherever they are coming from, they should know what sent them away from that party, and when they are coming to LP, they should stay on their lane because some of us, we have paid our dues.”
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