The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, has claimed that President Bola Tinubu may come after the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and other chieftains after his victory at the Supreme Court.
Abure made the allegation on Thursday at a press briefing hours after the apex court dismissed the appeals by Obi and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.
The LP chairman alleged that he had intelligence that the President had perfected plans to use security agencies to intimidate and harass him, Obi and some key leaders of the opposition party.
Abure also stated that the planned persecution, intimidation, suppression, and harassment of the party leaders will definitely be defended, saying that under Tinubu, the country might be heading in the direction of dictatorship,
He said: “It is pertinent to put on record that we have it on very good authority that the government may have marked some Labour Party’s key leaders, myself especially and our leader and presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, in particular for vilification, in order to suppress the party, suffocate our team, and our goal of a new Nigeria. The planned persecution, intimidation, suppression, and harassment of our leaders using security agencies and all other government institutions will definitely be defended.
“We are therefore calling on all our members and the Obidient family to be vigilant and brace up for the challenges ahead. The struggle for a new Nigeria will certainly be tortuous and hard.”