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Labour Party Sets Up Disciplinary Committee To Probe National Treasurer Oparah

Oparah is expected to appear before the panel on Wednesday.

The Labour Party (LP) on Tuesday said that it had set up a disciplinary committee to probe the National Treasurer of the party, Oluchi Oparah, who raised allegations of financial impropriety against the National Chairman, Julius Abure.

In a statement late on Tuesday signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, the party accused Opara of bringing the party to disrepute.

 “Arising from the emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the LP, the leadership of the party has set up a disciplinary committee to try the National Treasurer, Ms Oluchi Opara for bringing the party to disrepute and misinforming the general public on the internal affairs of the party against the rules and regulations of the party,” it stated.

The spokesman of the party said that at the meeting held in Abuja, and presided over by the Deputy National Chairman, Mrs Ladi Iliya, the party extended an invitation to the Oparah to appear before it on Wednesday.  

Oparah had accused the national chairman of misappropriating the sum of N3.5 billion, being proceeds of sales of forms for the 2023 general elections.

The national treasurer also accused the national chairman of forging the signature of the late national chairman, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam to steal the funds of the party.

She said that Abure attempted to bribe her with a car and a house to which she refused.

“His tenure has been marred by forgery, embezzlement, and corrupt enrichment, all at the expense of the party and its members,” she had said.

Chuks Okocha

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