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Saboteurs have infiltrated Obidient movement — Abure


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The embattled National chairman of the Labour Party, Barrister Julius Abure has expressed concern that the ruling oligarchy and suspected saboteurs have infiltrated Obidient Movement to pull the party down.

At a press briefing held at the party secretariat in Abuja, Abure raised the alarm regarding recent events within the Obidient Movement, a group formed during the 2023 general elections.

While acknowledging that certain complaints raised by the Obidients are valid, Mr Abure warned against undue criticism of the party and called for patience and a deeper understanding of political processes among its members.

In response to the grievances, Abure announced the creation of a directorate dedicated to addressing the concerns of the Obidient movement.

He said, “I also want to appeal to the Obidient movement to remain in the party and be patient to learn the rudiments of politics. It is also my appeal that they should endeavour to find time to read the Constitution of the party, the Electoral Act and the 1999 Constitution. This will enable them to make a well-informed opinion about the activities of the party.

“I must say that a lot of people, particularly, the ruling oligarchy have no doubt, infiltrated the Obidient Movement and they are currently striving to carry some innocent Obidient along in derailing and unnecessarily criticising the party to bring it to disrepute and pull it down.

“This is not to say, however, that some of the complaints from the Obidients are not germane. But part of these complaints is that those who want to belong to the party have not been fully absorbed

“To attend swiftly to most complaints of Obidients, we have decided to create a whole directorate dedicated to the family. That directorate will coordinate the registration of members and integrate them fully into the structure of the party.

“The directorate will also ease Diaspora participation, bring complaints to the attention of the party leadership, coordinate the collection of dues and donations to the party and ensure all Obidients are financial members.

“They will work closely with the National Youth Leader, National Women Leader, and National Organizing Secretary to create programs that will fully and effectively assimilate all members of the Obidient family to the party.

“As the national leader of the party, Mr Peter Obi, said, the national convention has come and gone. It is therefore imperative for us to put our differences aside and collectively work in the interest of the party and Nigerians who are currently suffering amid plenty. The Nigerian people have a common enemy which I refer to as the ruling oligarchy in Nigeria. They have held the country captive and ensured that our common patrimony is stolen.”


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