Lamidi Apapa vows to ‘expose’ Peter Obi after boos from LP supporters
The Labour Party’s (LP) splinter leader Lamidi Apapa has threatened to discredit Peter Obi, the party’s presidential candidate in the most recent elections.
Apapa had a difficult time at the election petition tribunal on Wednesday, despite his continued insistence that he is the true national chairman of the party.
He had to cope with heated arguments about the seating arrangements inside the tribunal, and when he left, party fans booed him and pulled his cap off his head.
After the hectic court hearing, the troubled politician spoke to the media and voiced his disgust that Obi seemed to be siding with Julius Abure, the LP chairman who had been expelled by the court.
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Lamidi Apapa has been accused of collecting bribes from other political parties to destroy LP from within — an allegation he has continued to deny.
He said Obi has been economical with the truth so far and that he will expose the former Anambra governor.
Apapa however failed to state what he seeks to expose about the LP standard bearer.
“On the allegation of bribe-taking, it’s not true. If you have evidence to prove, bring your evidence that I have collected money or we’ve collected money from anybody. It’s absolutely untrue,” Lamidi Apapa said.
“On Peter Obi taking sides, I don’t want to expose him, but he deserves to be exposed. Some time ago, in one of the interviews he (Obi) granted, he said he does not know me at all.
“I have been trying to cover him, but he does not deserve it. The reasons are this: This is a man, during his primary in Asaba, I did the opening prayer. And I was not a young officer. I was the deputy national chairman of the party. I have been 21 years in this party. I have held a lot of positions in this party to the level I am today.
“Obi’s first campaign started in Benin. I was in Benin with him. And we used his aircraft from Benin back to Abuja–chartered plane. Not only that, when he came to Ekiti (Afe Babalola University), I led the team that hosted him in that campus. We were there for over two hours. I led the team to the palace. And he doesn’t know me?”