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LP Condemns Incorrect Criticisms Of Peter Obi

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LP Condemns Incorrect Criticisms Of Peter Obi

The Labour Party (LP) has condemned what it described as the incorrect criticisms of some groups in the Middle Belt against Peter Obi, News About Nigeria reports. 

In a statement by the Kogi State Publicity Secretary of the party, Emmanuel Idakwo, on Monday, he noted that the Board of Trustees of the Labour Party has expressed concern over an alleged gag order on its candidate in the 2023 presidential election.

He stated that the order restricts the candidate from making any statements regarding the 2023 presidential election. Idakwo condemned it, stating that the election was widely recognised as plagued by irregularities, particularly in the transmission of results from polling units to the IREV.

According to him, restricting candidates from speaking out on such issues only serves to stifle transparency and hinder the path towards a fair and just election outcome.

He called for a reevaluation of the statement.

“We are deeply concerned by the recent imposition of a gag order on the presidential candidate of the Labour Party by some pressure groups in the Middle Belt Pan-Nigeria Forum.

“This directive restricts the candidate from making any statements regarding the 2023 presidential election. The election, widely recognised as plagued by irregularities, particularly in the transmission of results from polling units to the IREV, has raised serious concerns about the integrity of the electoral processes.

“It is imperative that measures are taken to address these concerns and uphold the credibility of the electoral process. Restricting candidates from speaking out on such issues only serves to stifle transparency and hinder the path towards a fair and just election outcome.

“We call for a reevaluation of this seeming statement that appears to be the hands of Esau but the voice of Jacob,” he stated.

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