The Lamidi Apapa’s faction of the Labour Party, LP, has lamented over the choice of Peter Obi as its presidential candidate in the 2023 election.
The faction said the party made a mistake by fielding Obi as its presidential candidate.
The faction noted that Obi lied federally to the presidential election tribunal over some electoral documents from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
This was contained in a statement signed by its suspended National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, to celebrate Obi’s 62nd birthday.
According to Arabambi: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Labour Party (LP) felicitates with its popular presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, on his 62nd anniversary.
“In wishing him well, we want him to state that we regret fielding him on the platform of the party, in the light of recent development particularly actions that undermined the discipline the Labour party has been known for.
“The Lamidi Apapa-led National Working Committee of the Party hereby charges the celebrant to, on this occasion of thanksgiving to God, to be reflective of the Nigerian interest, which he seeks to serve.
“It is indeed worrisome that even though he went to the Presidential Electoral Tribunal as a non-member of the Labour Party and lied severally that there was a time they issued subpoena to INEC for all those document and maintained that they were unable to pay all the documents they seek to tender, kicks regret in our party stakeholders.”