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Presidential Election Tribunal: Nobody Should Blame Me If Obi's Lawyers Lose In Court - Apapa

The Labour Party's leadership struggle is getting more heated by the day, and the party's self-proclaimed acting National Chairman, Alhaji Lamidi Apapa, has said he will not take responsibility if the attorneys representing the party's presidential candidate, Peter Gregory Obi, at the Election Petitions Tribunal fail to win the case.

In a phone interview with NEWS CENTRAL TV's 'Politics HQ' a few hours ago, Apapa explained that his faction needs to work together with Obi's lawyers to ensure victory for the presidential candidate and the party, and that this is why he gave them a 48-hour ultimatum to brief him on the happenings at the tribunal in his capacity as acting National Chairman.

Apapa claimed, however, that since the attorneys disregarded his instruction, he shouldn't be held responsible for their failure to recover Obi's allegedly stolen mandate in court.

He remarked, "In general, this is not a private matter. This is not a personal problem. When discussing the Labour Party's presidential candidate, it is the party itself that issues the nomination ballot. And it is our responsibility to cooperate, as there can be no candidate without a political party. It is my responsibility as the interim National Chairman to inquire as to the attorneys' progress before the Tribunal. Because otherwise I would be shirking my own duties.

But I won't commit suicide if they won't tell me what they've done in the Tribunal thus far. If they do fail in court, though, no one can hold me responsible because I begged to be carried and got no response. I've done what I had to do. I asked them to come brief me on the Tribunal, but told them I would understand if they declined. Nothing to worry about on my end, as everyone is aware that I requested an upgrade and was denied. They bear the risk of financial ruin in the event of a court case loss.

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