The leadership of the Labour Party has accused Imo State Coordinator of Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation, Fabian Ihekweme, of committing serial fraud by obtaining money from people under false pretext with the sole objective of compromising the party’s victory at the 2023 general elections.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Arabambi Abayomi, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.
Arabambi issued a disclaimer dissociating the Labour Party from Ihekweme’s activities.
The statement partly read, “Our attention has once again been drawn to a very clear act of fraudulent activities of one Fabian Ihekweme, the illegal Imo State Chairman of Peter Obi/Datti presidential campaign council through a committed, deliberate and conscious mission to run Labour Party into a complicated set of sectoral and serial fraud through obtaining money under false pretext with the sole objective of compromising Labour party victory in the 2023 general election.
“This is once again malicious and bizarre antics of Fabian Ihekweme in his quest to keep deceiving the public through a fraudulent collection of donations from unsuspecting members of the public
“His provocative and highly contemptuous press statement addressed to media organisations would have been ignored with its puerile contents but for the fact that silence is thought to mean consent in all ramifications.”
He added that, “Fabian in his very pitiful and totally arrogant, ignorant and pedestrian understanding of the constitution failed in his attempt to bring the party to some silly ridicule by making wrong claims that a candidate is free to independently set up a campaign team, free from the political party that presented him as a candidate.
“This and many primitive insinuations fuelled by ignorance were expressed in his so sinfully anti-Party misdemeanour of a state. He didn’t even stop at the foregoing as he went ahead to hand out threats to the leadership of the party.
“Furthermore, National Chairman of Labour Party, Barr Julius Abure, has declared that any further deliberate and criminally inclined infraction by anyone or group of people that in any way invite ridicule to the Party and its goodwill shall be reported to the office of the Inspector General of the Police and of course.
“This is not limited to Fabian Ihekweme because criminal conducts as exemplifies by the Imo State impersonator thinking he is better placed or superior to the National Chairman and the NWC is not only highly disrespectful with gross insubordination but any further occurrence will leave the party with no option than to order the arrest of the perpetrators,” he said.