Anambra LP Disowns Apapa, Backs Abure, Obi

By Ikeugonna Eleke

The Anambra State Chapter of Labour Party (LP) has disowned Factional National Chairman, Lamidi Apapa, saying its allegiance remains with the Barr Julius Abure-led National Executive of the party.

The Chairman of the party in the state, Hon Ugochukwu Emeh, stated this at a press conference in Awka, the state capital.

The chapter said it was in support of the party’s presidential flag bearer in the February 25, 2023 General Elections, Mr Peter Obi, and his running mate, Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, in their ongoing legal battle at the Election Petitions Tribunal.

Emeh who addressed journalists after a state executive meeting of the party on Sunday said, ‘At the conclusion of the meeting, the party made far reaching resolutions.

‘A vote of confidence is hereby passed on the national leadership of LP, led by National Chairman of our great party, Barr Julius Abure; the National Secretary, Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim; the National Organizing Secretary, Chief Clement Ojukwu; and the Treasurer, Oluchi Okpara.

‘This is in regards to the sterling performance they have rendered to the party in their various capacities as national officers and leaders of the party.

‘We also resolved that the Alhaji Lamidi Apapa and his pocket group’s attempt to factionalize the leadership of LP was an attempt in futility and an unwarranted meddlesomeness that should not be allowed at all.

‘We therefore urge Alhaji Apapa and his co-travellers to retrace their steps so that History will be kind to them.’

The party reiterated its full and unflinching support to its presidential standard bearer, Mr Peter Obi, in his efforts to recover his mandate at the ongoing Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, saying that he had the full backing and support of the state chapter of LP.