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The factional national Publicity Secretary of Labour Party, Abayomi Arabambi has pleaded with the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba and Director General of Department of State Service to arrest the presidential candidate of the party, Mr Peter Obi and the factional national Chairman, Julius Abure and put them under house arrest.
Arabambi claimed that their arrest and subsequent house arrest would save Nigeria democracy, saying that the duo were hell bent on truncating May 29th inauguration of President-elect, Bola Tinubu .
The factional acting Publicity Secretary stated this on Monday in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, while addressing a press briefing on the crisis rocking the party .
The Labour Party has been enmeshed in internal wrangling which has escalated to the extent of parading three factional chairmen .
While speaking on the cause of the crisis, Arabambi claimed that his request for accountability on the money generated for the 2023 general elections to be threatening him .
He said he had alerted the Inspector General of Police of some threat messages he received from people believed to be supporters of Obi and Abure.
Arabambi who showed Journalists some of the threat text and WhatsApp messages he received, said he had already written the law enforcement agencies on the need to save his life from those he alleged to be threatening him.
Arabambi said “These two comedians, due to their habitual mood swings shamelessly tasked the Nigeria Police and the Department of the State Security to invite me over a confirmed allegation of threats to my life by Mr Peter Obi,Labour Party’s presidential Flag bearer and Julius Abure.
” But, I would rather plead with the Inspector General Of Police and the Director General of Department of State Service to immediately put Mr Peter Obi and Julius Abure under house arrest to save Nigeria democracy as they are hell bent on truncating May 29th inauguration of President Elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Failure of Julius Abure and Mr Peter Obi to account for the money generated for the election amounting to several millions of dollars and his insistence that he must use the money for the purpose it was meant for, caused the crisis among the National Working Committee members.
“Bringing of over two million youths to Abuja under the guise of coming to pray for the success of Obi at the election petition tribunal is a ploy to cause unrest and destabilise the Federal Capital Territory , Abuja and prevent may 29th Inauguration.
He however, called on the Inspector General of Police and Department of State Security to put Obi and Abure under house arrest, alleging that they are bent in truncating May 29 inauguration.
He alleged that instead for the duo to use the money for the purpose it was meant for, Obi took the money to Fidelity and Zenith banks and lodged it
He explained that prior to election, the National Working Committee and the National Executive Council met with Obi over four times between June and August last year 2022 where it was agreed as follow :
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