The leadership of the Labour Party (LP) has again dismissed reports that the party is broke and unable to finance campaigns for Peter Obi’s presidential bid.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Abayomi Arabambi clarified that the party is doing well, has financial provisions to fund campaigns but is not interested in vote buying.
Arabambi added that the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure was quoted out of context in his speech regarding the financial situation of the party.
He said in a chat with Leadership: “Our national chairman was quoted out of context. We are not broke. We are forging ahead. We are doing well. We have our money to plan for our campaigns; we don’t have money to buy votes. We are prepared for politics,”
Arabambi added that the party is not out to bribe voters, and engage in meaningless jamborees but will execute credible campaigns.
He said: “At least, we need money to prepare for our security and campaigns. Aside from that, we don’t have money for jamboree. Everyone is involved in our rally.
“We are fully ready. Our presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, is ready. Our party, the Labor Party, is ready, but we don’t have money for bribery. We are very rich. And we are going to emerge victorious.”
NNPP Doing All That Is Necessary
In a similar development, the National Publicity Secretary of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Major Agbo, said his party is ready for the 2023 campaigns.
He added that there was nothing they are supposed to do that they were not doing and the party will scale things up at the right time.
“We are doing what we are supposed to do. We are unveiling our blueprint tomorrow (today). We have been moving all over the country. This is the first time we are into a marathon Campaign. We are not in power.
“We are doing what we are supposed to do. Once the blueprint is unveiled, we will intensify our campaigns and it will take us round the 36 States and the FCT. So, there is nothing that we are not doing that we are supposed to do,” Major stated.