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February 16, 2024

Labour Party crisis: We’ll account for all donations received – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has vowed that his campaign team would account for the donations received during the 2023 presidential election.

Obi made this vow in a statement via his verified Twitter handle on Friday.

According to him, the Obi-Datti campaign team has commenced public accounting of the funds received during the 2023 presidential election.

This is coming after the suspended National Treasurer, Oluchi Opara, accused the party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure, of misappropriating N3.5 billion.

Abure, however, denied the allegations, while threatening legal action against Opara.

Reacting to the development, Obi stated, “Yesterday, we commenced the public accounting process for Obi-Datti Campaign Funds for the 2023 general election, starting with the crowdfunding, which was where we asked the general citizens to contribute to our endeavour.

“This process was managed by a team led by @AishaYesufu. We will go from that to other processes, ensuring that we account to those who supported us either in cash or in kind to assure them that their contributions were properly used for the purpose which it was sought for and they graciously, and in some cases, immeasurably, supported us.

“We will also be directing various support groups and bodies that worked for our collective goal of birthing a new Nigeria to do the same by accounting to those who donated to them.

“In addition, as I said immediately after the Supreme Court judgement, that this year 2024, beginning from the end of first quarter, we are going to embark on a Thank You tour to the various places we have been to, in order to physically appreciate our supporters.

“We will also show our donors the very visible success we achieved by the judicious management of their resources despite having less than 20 percent of our budget to work with.

“The generous support of our donors and their unwavering dedication and commitment to the democratic process, which we are committed to, have not gone unnoticed. Despite the challenges and obstacles that came our way, they stood strong and played a crucial role in shaping the future of our nation.”