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General News of Friday, 27 October 2023


Labour Party alleges plot to suppress 'Obidient Movement' after Supreme Court judgment

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The National Chairman of the Labour Party, LP, Julius Abure, has said that the government has approached some people in the party to suppress him and their flagbearer and the Obidient Movement following the Supreme Court ruling on Thursday, October 26.

Speaking in a press conference in Abuja, Abure who disagreed with the ruling of the apex court on the February election described the Supreme Court judgement as “another sad day for democracy in Nigeria”.

He further said the agenda of the government is to destroy the party's mission.

“It is also pertinent to put on record that we have it on very good authority that the government may have marked some Labour Party, LP’s key leaders, especially and our Leader and Presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi, in particular for vilification, to suppress the party, suffocate our team, and our goal of a New Nigeria.

“The planned persecution, intimidation, suppression and harassment of our leaders using security agencies and all other government institutions will be defended.”

He urged members of the party at all levels as well as members of the ‘Obidient family’, to be vigilant and brace up for the challenges ahead.

“The struggle for a New Nigeria will certainly be tortuous and hard. We are also calling on the international community to rise to the occasion to defend democracy in Nigeria.

“Your voices were loud and clear in condemnation of the outcome of the presidential election.

“As we approach the next stage of our democratic journey, we call on you to stand by the millions of Nigerians who are already pushed beyond their limits into unnecessary hardship and penury,” Abure said.