BREAKING: LP treasurer accuses Abure of mismanaging N3.5b
The Labour Party is currently enmeshed in fresh crisis as its national treasurer, Mrs Oluchi Oparah, has called on Barrister Julius Abure, national chairman of the party to give account of over N3.5 billion, being proceeds of sale of forms and sundry fundraisers for the 2023 general elections.
She made the demand at a press conference in Abuja, on Monday.
According to the treasurer, Abure prevented her from exercising her constitutionally assigned role of handling the party’s accounts.
She highlighted that since the conclusion of form sales before the 2023 general elections, the chairman has avoided taking comprehensive steps to facilitate an audit of the party’s financial records.
Oparah 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.”