The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Mr. Julius Abure, has raised concerns about the All Progressives Congress (APC) allegedly making preparations for a potential re-run of the 2023 presidential election. Abure shared this information during an online meeting held with the Nigerian-American Coalition for Justice and Democracy, led by Professor Eddie Oparaoji, the Labour Party Diaspora Chairman in the United States, in Abuja.

Abure stated that the ruling party is well aware that the ongoing legal challenge to the presidential election results, as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is heavily tilted against them. Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, quoted Abure as urging the party’s over 10 million members to remain vigilant and ready to humiliate the APC and its government at the polls if their alleged plot fails to materialize.

Speaking during the meeting, Abure said, “Rumors have it that those in government are already planning for a rerun, and this is one of the areas where we seek your support. We should also be prepared because if those in government are already preparing for a rerun, we should not be caught off guard.”

Abure expressed confidence in the Labour Party’s victory, citing the statistics and results they possess. However, he acknowledged the possibility of a re-run election if the government’s alleged plans materialize. He emphasized that the party has presented all their evidence before the court and remains hopeful that the tribunal and, if necessary, the Supreme Court, will rule in their favor.

During the discussion, Ambassador Oseloka Obaze, Director of the ObiDatti Presidential Campaign, urged members of the Obi-Datti group in the diaspora to consider the struggle for reclaiming the party’s mandate as a collective responsibility.