The Labour Party or LP has lamented ploy by Lamidi Apapa, the self-acclaimed chairman of the party to approach the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, asking it to dismiss all the cases filed by the party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, against the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Obiora Ifoh, National Publicity Secretary of the party, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Ifoh, LP urged the tribunal to ignore the antics by Apapa and his men, saying they are out to destroy the party to satisfy their selfish interests and those of their alleged paymasters, the APC.
The party called on the police, DSS and EFCC to arrest the perceived enemies of democracy in the country.
“We are by this statement informing all arms of the Judiciary, including the tribunals and courts to ignore the ignoble antics of these compromised suspended members of the party. We are also calling on the police, DSS and EFCC to arrest these enemies of democracy.
“Approaching the tribunals to withdraw all the cases lodged by Labour Party candidates across the board is the height of subterfuge and treachery, and Nigerians will resist this ploy to plunge the nation into unnecessary turmoil,” the statement added.
Recall that Peter Obi and the Labour Party had approached the court to question the credibility of the February 25 election that brought Bola Tinubu of the APC into power.
Part of Obi’s prayers to the court is to announce him the lawfully elected president or nullify the election which he said was marred by voter suppression and electoral malpractices.