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Any member calling for interim govt should be arrested – Labour party




The Labour Party, LP National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi has said that any member of the party calling for an Interim Government should be arrested and prosecuted.

According to the party’s spokesperson, with Vanguard, a Nigerian news publication in an interview on Thursday, those proposing Interim Government are only mercenaries and members of mushroom parties.

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He said, “These are the people we call Obidiots. They are not part of us, they are just bunch of merceneries. These are people that are predators, people that have no bearing. They thought our party is an avenue for them to come and expand their illegal coast.

“Obidients and the Labour Party should be wary of anybody that wants to cause war. The Obidients are the people that are with the Labour Party, who have agreed to follow the rule of law.”

Earlier, the Lamidi Apapa-led faction of the party had distanced itself from the calls for an interim government and the agitations that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, should not be sworn in on May 29, pending the determination of the petitions before the Presidential Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja.

The LP faction held that the swearing-in of Tinubu “may not have any impact on the ongoing legal tussle on the presidential election involving our party, APC and INEC.”

The faction’s spokesman, Arabambi, had said in a statement that the Electoral Act and the Constitution of Nigeria did not give room for a vacuum, “so whether the President-elect is sworn in or not, there is right to remove him legally if it is found out that he was not duly elected.”

Arabambi added also that, “what Peter Obi is crying for is not supported by the law,” Arabambi noted that “a refusal to swear-in Tinubu as President on May 29, will create a vacuum in the system, saying the law does not allow this.


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