LP crisis: Step down now, state chairmen tell Abure 

Chairpersons of the Labour Party (LP) from all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have collectively called upon Peter Obi, the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, to compel Julius Abure, the party’s national chairman, to resign.

The chairmen also advocated for an impartial investigation into allegations of misappropriation of campaign funds levelled against him.

The chairman from Plateau state, Solomon Ndem, led the delegation and addressed reporters in Abuja on this matter.

The National Treasurer, Oluchi Opara, had accused Abure of misappropriating the sum of N3.5 billion generated from the sales of nomination forms and other activities ahead of the 2023 general election.

However, Abure denied the allegations.

Ndem said: “We stand before you with a profound appreciation for the responsiveness of HE Peter G. Obi, a stalwart in our party, for his swift action in response to the call for the external auditing of the LP accounts.

 “This gesture underscores his unwavering commitment to transparency and the principles of the New Nigeria project.

“However, we find ourselves at a critical juncture where we must address certain internal matters for the sake of our party’s integrity in the spirit of openness and accountability as elected chairmen of the Labour Party in Nigeria, we wish to address certain concerns that have come to our attention.

“We are appealing to His Excellency, Peter G. Obi, Senator Ahmed Datti, and other distinguished personalities within the party to join us in requesting Barrister Julius Abure to step aside.”