Dr. Abayomi Arabambi, the suspended National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party (LP), has questioned why the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is unable to pay the N1.5 million fees required by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release the necessary documents for the pre-hearing at the presidential election tribunal. The fees are necessary for INEC to release the necessary documents for pre-hearing at the presidential election tribunal.
According to him, Obi and the Labour Party’s refusal to pay the fees raises suspicions about the party’s will to hear the case against the President-elect, Bola Tinubu. This is because Obi is the leader of the Labour Party.
According to the information gathered, Arabambi claimed that Obi and the Labour Party are leading young people in Nigeria to believe that they are fighting for a mandate that they have already lost.
According to him, the recent development, which was disclosed by the lead counsel to Obi, Professor Livy Uzuokwu, was dishonest and a ploy to deny Nigerians the mandate of the party in the presidential election tribunal hearing. He said this development was revealed by Professor Livy Uzuokwu.
You may recall that Uzuokwu made his request to the court yesterday, asking that they compel INEC to release the information that the legal team requires in order for the case to be heard.
However, the legal team for INEC also accused Obi’s side of refusing to pay the N1.5 million fee that was required to release the necessary information for the hearing. This fee was one of the requirements.
In response to this position, Arabambi noted that it may have a negative impact on the case of the Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, if the Labour Party under the leadership of Julius Abure failed to comply with the court directive on pre-hearing. Abure is the leader of the Labour Party.
It is unfortunate that the lead lawyer will write letter to INEC that they do not have N1,500,000 to pay knowing full well that the pre hearing session will terminate on Sunday, he said. He said, “Something happened at the election Tribunal yesterday. It is unfortunate that the lead lawyer will write letter to INEC that they do not have N1,500,000 to pay.”
That indicates that if we are unable to complete the necessary steps, our petition will be rejected.
“Now what will 13 SAN be doing until April 17 when they were asked to meet INEC and collect all necessary documents only for their lead counsel to say, oh, I have just been able to get 30 percent of the documents requested for? “, you may be asking. “Now what will 13 SAN be doing until April 17?”
“The INEC led counsel said that they invited him on Friday, but he claimed that he was at a party at the time. Professor Ananaba, who is knowledgeable about silk, went there on their behalf. They asked him to come on Monday, but they did not show up. They asked him to come again on Tuesday, but they did not show up. Finally, on Wednesday, they showed up to court, where Professor Livy was asking the court for an extension.
“Which the court ruled yesterday, in accordance with the Electoral Act, that it will only take 14 days, that they will not extend it,” that decision was made. And they informed them that the court would not be sitting on Saturday or Sunday; the day we are meeting is currently Thursday. Friday and Saturday are the days in question.
“So how do we now work together, how do we get all these documents, and so that we can now go to the hearing session because once we fail to cross the hurdle of the hearing session, our petition will be dismissed” “So how do we now work together, how do we get all these documents, and so that we can now go to the hearing session?”
“They are aware of what they were doing, and you have no right to assert that Obi is unable to afford N1.5 million. They are either affiliated with the PDP or the APC as party workers.
They just want to convince the young people of Nigeria to follow them in their dishonest ways, and yesterday’s accusation that our executive was taking money from the APC was evidence of that. “They just want to deceive the youth of Nigeria.”
“Yesterday, Akpabio, who is also the deputy chairman of the APC, went to visit them, and they accepted him.”