Labour Party Crisis: Publicity Secretary Accuses Party Leadership Of Forging Court Signature
The crisis rocking the Labour Party (LP) has taken a different dimension as the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Aboyemi Arabambi has laid an allegation of forgery on the leadership of the party.
According to him, the party leadership allegedly forged the signatures of the Appeal Court judge to insert names of candidates for the National Assembly election in Lagos State and presented the list to the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).
Naija News reports that Arabambi made the allegation on the Arise TV Morning Show on Saturday.
He noted that he has sent a petition to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and also wrote the Chief Justice of Nigeria about the matter.
The Labour Party national publicity secretary advanced the party’s flag bearer Peter Obi, who was surrounded by persons of “shady characters.”
Arabambi said Nigerians shouldn’t allow “criminals” to follow Obi into the Villa if the party wins next year’s presidential election.
He said: “Peter Obi is a very clean individual. People that have shady characters must not be seen around them.
“We must not allow criminals to follow him (Peter Obi) to Aso Rock.”
Speaking on the alleged forgery, he said “Very soon, police will swoop on the Labour Party headquarters. I have written to the Nigeria Police over it, I have complained to the Chief Justice of Nigeria and I have filed a suit in the Supreme Court over the matter.
“Our party leadership was involved in a forgery of Court of Appeal judgement. I am not going to be a part of that criminal infraction.
“I have written to the police. I don’t want Nigerians to think that it is APC or PDP that sent police to our office. No. It is what our people did.
“Just because they wanted some candidates to run for election, they manipulated and presented false information to the court of appeal and INEC and I told them no because criminal infraction doesn’t have years. And at any given time the police can knock at your door. Because I was involved in that matter at the Federal High Court I have to set the record straight.
“I don’t want anybody to say I am an accessory to the case. I have my facts and figures and I will publish them in the dailies.
“We didn’t have this kind of thing in the Labour Party until Doyin Okupe came in with his bandwagon of people because they are the ones involved in this thing. I have forwarded their names to IGP, I have reported to the CJN and I have asked my lawyers to write a letter to INEC not to publish the names because they were falsified.
“Our members are giving them safe landing, security or cover-up, I am giving them the assurance today that all of us will soon go to Louis Edet House to explain what happened.
“When they came to appeal they changed some names in the judgement of the Federal High Court and that is a criminal offence. You don’t change a name. The parties from a Federal High Court are the ones that will go to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.”