LP publicity secretary calls for arrest of “Obidiots” calling for interim government

LP publicity secretary calls for arrest of “Obidiots” calling for interim government

The National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party (LP), Abayomi Arabambi, has made a controversial statement, calling for the arrest and prosecution of any party member who advocates for an interim government in Nigeria.

In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, Abayomi Arabambi, the national publicity secretary of the Labour Party, expressed his opinion on the issue of interim government in Nigeria.

He referred to those who support the idea as mercenaries and members of insignificant political parties.

“These are the people we call Obidiots. They are not part of us, they are just bunch of mercenaries. 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,” he explained.

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

It would be recalled that in 2003, the court reversed their decision to appoint Chris Ngige as governor of Anambra State and instead recognized Peter Obi as the rightful governor.
Lamidi Apapa’s faction of the party had previously stated that they did not support the demands for an interim government or the belief that President-elect Bola Tinubu should not be sworn in on May 29 until the petitions before the Presidential Election Tribunal in Abuja have been resolved.

The party faction acknowledged that the inauguration of Tinubu might not have any influence on the ongoing legal battle involving their party, the APC, and INEC over the presidential election.

According to a statement released by the faction’s spokesperson, Arabambi, and made available to Vanguard in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, the Labour Party stated that both the Electoral Act and the Constitution of Nigeria do not allow for a vacuum in government.

Arabambi stated that, according to Sections 136 and 146 of the Nigerian Constitution, only death or permanent incapacitation can prevent a President-elect from being sworn in, thus rendering any other form of refusal to swear-in an illegal act that would create a vacuum in the system.


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