We have no hand in the Manhandling of Anslem Eragbe- Edo LP


Dec 31, 2023

By Our Reporter


The Edo state LP has denied any involvement in the alleged physical assault in Benin City yesterday on the former National Youth Leader, Mr. Abayomi Arabambi and others who have long been expelled from the Party, an alleged incident which has been circulating in a section of the media.

According to a release signed and made available to the press earlier today, the Publicity Secretary and Image Maker of Edo State Labour Party (LP), Comr. Sam Uroupa said that Edo State Labour Party (LP) knows nothing about the alleged physical assault on its former National Youth Leader, Mr Abayomi Arambabi and others as it was not involved in the incident.

According to him,”The attention of the Edo State Labour Party (LP) has been drawn to a video circulating in sections of the media where the former National Youth Leader, Mr Abayomi Arambabi and others who have long been expelled from the party were alleged to have been beaten and manhandled by a group of persons in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

“That One Mr. Abayomi Arabambi alleged that the Edo State LP members led by the State Publicity Secretary, Comr. Sam Uroupa were responsible for the assault and also fingered an aspirant, Barr. Olumide Osaigbovo Akpata alongside is not true but only intended to mislead the public.

“We wish to categorically state that the Edo State LP as led by its Chairman, distinguished Comr. Kelly Ogbaloi were not responsible for the alleged physical assault and know nothing about the attack as they are law abiding citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who will not indulge in any act of violence.

“Barr. Olumide Osaigbovo Akpata and any other aspirant going for the Edo 2024 governorship race have no business with any leadership tussle of the party hierarchy, hence were never involved in the said attack.

“On the issue of factional leadership in LP as claimed by Mr. Abayomi, we in Edo LP have long passed that stage of who is the authentic and fake faction. This is because the Supreme Court has graciously laid that to rest that Barr. (Dr.) Julius Abure is the authentic National Chairman of the Party.

“The former National Youth Leader and his cohorts were deeply financed by the APC as moles to destabilize LP. Since they couldn’t deliver, they must have also sent persons to come and collect their money back. Therefore, linking his ordeal with Edo State LP members is completely false , baseless and only intended to divert attention from the real issue”, the statement further noted.

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