The National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Abayomi Arabambi, has alleged that the party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi, gave instructions to thugs and supporters to attack him and others belonging to Lamidi Apapa faction of the party. He said this during a recent interview while addressing the altercation that happened in the Court of Appeal, venue of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, between the two factions of the party on Wednesday.
In the report which was made by Sahara Reporters on Thursday, Arabambi said that the problem started when Lamidi Apapa walked into the court and wanted to sit where Labour Party officials were, and that led to the row between Lamidi Apapa's faction and the faction of Julius Abure.
He said that when they got into the court, the Director General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Akin Osuntokun, was on the seat where the national chairman of the party was supposed to sit, so they went and told him to leave the seat because the campaigns have ended and that he is not Labour Party. He said that Osuntokun started abusing them.
Speaking further, he alleged that the Deputy National Secretary of the party, Kennedy Ahanotu, had sent him a text message saying that they would be lynched if Apapa showed up in court, and that they have instructions from Peter Obi to "waste anybody."
He said - "After that, we saw some people that we have known before. The guy you're seeing there, his name is Ejike. The other guy, his name is Kennedy (Ahanotu), he was the one that sent me text message yesterday that if Apapa should come to that court, we will be lynched, and they have the instructions of Mr Peter Obi to waste anybody."
Below is a screenshot of the report by Sahara Reporters:
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