Labour Party Publicity Secretary Petitions Wants National Chairman Investigated For 419, Defrauding Candidates (Full Text)

MBE Apartment. No. 27 Wasimi Oleke Ibara Housing, Abeokuta; Ogun State. 08162401266——————————————————————.
Date: 8th December, 2022.

The Deputy National Chairman,
Labour Party,
Alhajl Lamidi Apapa,
12 Adeleye street, off Alalia rd, Alalcia /Isebo Iyana church rd,
Ebenezary, Behind Ibadan City Polytechnic Ibadan.


We are solicitors to “Dr. Abayami Arabambi” our client on whose instructions we unequivocally write this petition.

Our client is the National Publicity Secretary of your great LABOUR PARTY, very devoted and dedicated to his duty.
We write this petition against the National Chairman over the allegation of obtaining money under false pretense und defrauding of candidates and aspirants who obtained nomination forms to contest under our great Party.    

The affice of our client has been imundated with compinints and reports from candidates of the Party who claimed that they have been defrauded by the National Chairman.
The complaints informed our client that they are ready to come forward and give evidence with documentary proof.

One of the candidates, Hon. George Gabriel Chiadilcuobi whose name was submitted to INEC as the Party candidate for Lagos West Senatorial District informed our client that on 22 day of August 2022, he paid the sum of N2.5m to Labour Party account number 1021575052 domielled with UBA for nominations into Senate Lagos West through Sunday Ajayi.
Also Umeadi Emmanuel Azabike whose name was submitted to INEC as the party Candidate for House of Representative Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency Lagos State informed our Client that on the 20 day of July, 2022, he paid the sum of N 3,000,000.00 and also another paid N 1,000,000.00 Only on 16 Day of August,2022 to the Lagos State, Labour Party Account Number: 11224871298 domicile with Zenith Bank.    

Also at various time, over N 27,000,000 have been paid to Barr. Julius Abure through other members of the party including Comrade Joseph Ndirang and others that will form the witness team against him.
Despite all the intrigues and delay that he claimed his nominations suffer, he met with the National Chairman Bar Julius ABURE in Abuja who directed the National Publicity Secretary, our client to effect immediately the name of our candidates in the list of substitution submitted to INEC.

Hon. George reported to our client that he was asked by National Chairman not to deposit the balance of N2.5m meant for the Party nomination forma into Party official Account (UBA Account) but rather to pay the money into the National Chairman’s transport business account number 0821137431,  Account Name: EVER READY TRANSPORT SERVICES LTD domiciled with Access Bank which he did.

It was after the above payment into the National Chairman’s personal account contrary to the Party’s Constitution that he instructed the National Legal Adviser to commence a fresh action at the Federal High Court Lagos, where Hon. George was lifted us the candidate for Lagos West Senatorial District.
Hon. George later informed me that to his surprise, the National Chairman wrote a letter that the matter currently ongoing in the Federal High Court, Lagos be withdrawn and discontinued which will ultimately jeopardise the listing of his name as the Lagos West Senatorial candidate.

Other candidates of our Party whose names were submitted for the Federal House of Representatives from various Federal Conntituencies in Lagos also made similar allegations and reported to me that they have paid various sums meant for the Party into the personal accounts ofthe National Chairman based on his instructions.

Our Client has also paid several Millions of Naira to the National Chairman which we have the evidence of transfer.
There is no doubt that the national Chairman Bar Julius Abure, has abused his office and used his office to corruptly enrich himself by obtaining money under false pretence from the candidates of our Party.    

These complainants are ready to provide evidence of those payments when the need arises.
This development has brought shame to the Party and is the major reason for the ongoing internal crisis currently facing the Party in Lagos State.   

As the National Publicity Secretary and Image Maker of the Party, our client owes it to the great Party as a duty to report this allegation as it is capable of imploding the party and distracting our focus from the 2023 general election unless it is investigated and resolved immediately.    

We want you to une your good affice to investigate this fraudulent action against Bar Julius Abure for the interest of our great Party. Our client is avalable to provide further details on this

Yours Sincerely,

Mr Peter Obi (Presidential candidate)
National Secretary.
National Legal adviser.
National Working committee (NWC)
National Executive Council (NEC)

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