The Lamidi Apapa’s faction of the Labour Party (LP) has expressed regret over the choice of Peter Obi as its presidential candidate in the 2023 elections.
The LP’s suspended national publicity secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, in a statement issued on Saturday, July 22, to celebrate Obi’s 62nd birthday, said the party made a mistake by fielding him as its presidential candidate.
On behalf of the faction, Arabambi alleged that Obi lied sederally to the presidential election tribunal over some electoral documents from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Arabambi said: “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, 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 a subpoena to INEC for all those documents and maintained that they were unable to pay all the documents they seek to tender, kicks regret in our party stakeholders.”