The Bashiru Lamidi Apapa faction of the Labour Party (LP) has criticized Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra state and the presidential candidate of the LP in the 2023 general election in Nigeria. They referred to him as “a frustrated self-acclaimed opposition leader.”
In a statement released on Tuesday, December 5, the spokesperson of the LP’s faction, Abayomi Arabambi, condemned Obi for constantly criticizing the Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration. Arabambi added that Obi lacks the spirit of patriotism and goodwill towards the nation.
According to Arabambi, the Apapa faction does not support Obi’s “unguided utterances.” He further stated that the presidential hopeful is “well known for cooking up figures, data, and indices to deceive gullible Nigerians.”
The statement from the Labour Party’s factional group reads as follows:
“The lies in the form of figures, data, indices, and parameters quoted by Peter Obi are the handiwork of a frustrated self-acclaimed opposition leader, bereft of spirit of patriotism and goodwill to the nation.
“From the 2023 Global Slavery Index Reports by the Walk Free Organisation, the country rated with the highest rate of people experiencing modern slavery in 2023 in the world was North Korea.
“So, Peter Obi should have embarked on in-depth research before entering the public sphere to dish out fake indices and data.
“In Africa, the countries with the highest prevalence of modern slavery are Eritrea, Mauritania, and South Sudan. Nigeria is adjudged to be a country enjoying minimal cases of modern slavery.
Coming to the world in general, the latest Global Slavery Index Reports produced by human rights groups, Walk Free Organisation, revealed the ten countries with the highest prevalence of modern slavery.
“In the descending order of magnitude were North Korea, Eritrea, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Turkiye, Tajikistan, UAE, Russia, Afghanistan, and Kuwait,” the statement said.
“The LP National Chairman, Alh Bashiru Lamidi Apapa, therefore distances the party from the unguided utterances of Peter Obi, who is well known for cooking up figures, data, and indices to deceive the gullible Nigerians and his daft infamous ethnic irredeemable, irresponsible, irredentist Obi-dient supporters.”