2023 Polls: Peter Obi Finally Breaks Silence On N3.5bn Scandal

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The National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Barrister Julius Abure, has been accused of mismanaging N3.5bn raised from the sale of nomination forms and fundraising activities in the build-up to the 2023 general election.

The LP National Treasurer, Mrs. Oluchi Oparah, made the allegation on Monday, but the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) suspended her for six months on Wednesday. Oparah plans to challenge the suspension in court, claiming that the NWC’s action was premeditated.

Meanwhile, LP Presidential Candidate Peter Obi has called for an independent audit of the party’s accounts.

“When I am involved in money, it must be transparent,” he said at a media briefing on Thursday.

Obi also appealed to support groups and individuals who received funding from the campaign to account for it.

The Chairman of the Fundraising Team of the Campaign Organisation, Mrs. Aisha Yesufu, said the campaign spent over N744.5m on litigation and received donations totaling N595,976,994.

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