The Labour Party (LP) has reacted to allegations that its presidential candidate Peter Obi went abroad to solicit foreign funding for his campaigns.
The National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Abayomi Oluwafemi, dismissed the claims during an interview with Vanguard. Oluwafemi described the claims the party was seeking foreign funding for its activities as part of a scheme by the opposing parties to paint its presidential candidate in a bad light. He said: “It is ridiculous that our political opponents have descended to a new low to insinuate that our party is oblivious of electoral laws. “Our candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, is hitting the ground running. “He is reaching out to Nigerians in the diaspora most of whom have lost confidence in the current administration and see no reason to come home to invest. “He is getting them ready to have a rethink because the incoming Labour Party-led administration which by the grace of God, he and Datti will be leading, will provide an enabling environment for direct foreign investment required to revive our ailing economy which the APC has unfortunately destroyed.” Oluwafemi equally dismissed speculations of a conflict between the party leadership and the presidential candidate over campaign funding.
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