APC Slams LP Chairman Over Claim Tinubu Will Wich-Hunt Peter Obi, Others

By Damilare Adeleye

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure, over his claim that President Bola Tinubu is planning to harass its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, after his victory at the Supreme Court.

Earlier, Abure claimed the President is planning to send security agencies and government institutions to harass and intimidate him, Obi and some LP chieftains.

He made the allegation hours after the apex court on Thursday dismissed Obi’s appeals, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, and affirmed Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential poll.

Meanwhile, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Duro Meseko, while reacting, stated that there was no iota of truth in the claim.

Meseko described the claim made by Abure as satanic and mischievous, noting that President Tinubu is a statesman, and not someone who would witchhunt his rivals.

He said, “It is not true. Virtually everybody in Nigeria knows President Tinubu is not that kind of person. In fact, some of the people in Tinubu’s government today, like the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, were among those insulting him and all that. Yet, he still brought them on board. That’s for you to know the kind of heart he has.

“It is therefore satanic and mischievous for the Labour Party and some other critics to still be nursing such thought about the President. As a statesman, the President has done his best over time to bring everybody. That is also reflected in his government of national unity.

“Even this so-called Labour Party was invited on board. But most of their people were busy criticising him, saying he wanted to put their people in government so the party wouldn’t pursue their case in court again and all that. I am saying this confidently that there is no iota of truth in what the LP chairman is saying.”