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JUST IN: Uproar in Labour Party as treasurer asks Abure to account for N3.5bn



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The Labour Party (LP) is battling a fresh crisis as the national treasurer, Mrs Oluchi Oparah, demanded accountability from the national chairman, Julius Abure, regarding the party’s finances.

The finances are around N3.5 billion from form sales and other fundraising activities for the last general elections.

Oparah said this on Monday, February, during a news briefing in Abuja.

The treasurer said she could not fulfil her legally mandated duty of managing the party’s finances because of the actions of the national chairman.

Oparah noted that since form sales for the 2023 general elections were concluded, the chairman has been dodging an audit of the party’s financial records.

She said: “Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the press. I stand before you today with a heavy heart and a sense of duty to the principles of transparency, accountability, and justice. With great reluctance and deep concern, I am compelled to publicly address the media regarding the egregious financial mismanagement and corruption that have plagued our beloved party under the leadership of Mr Julius Abure, the current National Chairman.

“As national treasurer, I am constrained to come before you and the public today because the internal mechanisms of our party have failed woefully to bring Mr Abure to account for his brazen abuse of office and misappropriation of party funds.

“His appetite for power has grown unchecked, and he has deliberately undermined my duties and authority as stipulated in the party’s constitution.”


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