In response to claims that Peter Obi, a presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), traveled abroad to look for foreign finance for his campaign, the LP has issued a statement.
In an interview with Vanguard, Abayomi Oluwafemi, the national publicity secretary for the Labour Party, refuted the accusations.
Oluwafemi characterized the allegations that the party was looking for foreign money for its operations as an effort by the other parties to disparage its presidential candidate.
He argued that it was absurd that his opponents’ accusations that his party disregarded electoral laws represented a new low.
“Mr. Peter Obi, our candidate, is off to a strong start.
He is attempting to connect with Nigerians who reside overseas, the majority of whom have lost hope in the existing leadership and see no need to invest back home.
He is encouraging them to change their minds because, by the grace of God, the upcoming Labour Party-led administration, which he and Datti will head, would provide the favorable conditions for the direct foreign investment required to resuscitate our faltering economy, which the APC has sadly ruined.
Oluwafemi also ruled out any possibility of a feud between the party’s leadership and the presidential candidate over campaign funding.