The spokesperson for the Labour Party, Arabambi Abayomi, has dissociated the party from a presidential campaign council list issued on Wednesday.
Doyin Okupe, the director-general of the Peter Obi/Yusuf Baba-Ahmed Presidential Campaign unveiled a fresh list of 1,234 members in Abuja.
Reacting, Abayomi said Okupe had no right to announce such a list.
“That is not the party’s programme. He can’t be talking about our party, our party all the time. Which party? Is he the leader of the Labour Party now to announce himself as the DG? It’s an anomaly.”
“Who announced the DG of Atiku? Atiku did it. When Tinubu announced his DG, the party did it.”
“Where is Peter Obi? Okupe doesn’t know what he is doing. I want to be quoted. The DG ought to go to the North East or North Central. We are not a sectional political party. Our presidential candidate is a pan Nigerian. How can we have a presidential candidate from the South and the campaign DG coming from the same South,” Abayomi said.
But Abure said the statement of the publicity secretary did not emanate from the party.
“My attention has been drawn to a short reaction by our National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Arabambi Abayomi while responding to a reporter’s enquiry via Whatsapp wherein he said, “We are not involved in Dr Okupe mischievous political shenanigans.
“Kindly disregard the statement as it does not emanate from the leadership of the party. It is important to let our esteemed friends of the media know that the leadership of the party fully endorsed the media outing of Peter Obi campaign council. The party was fully consulted and was represented by a good number of our National Working Committee (NWC) led by the national secretary,” he said.