Labor Party National Chairman Julius Abure defended himself on Thursday against multiple accusations leveled by the party’s National Treasurer, who is currently facing charges of embezzlement.

The party’s receipt of more over N3.5 billion in donations is false, according to Abure.

The party’s chairman addressed the continuing situation on Thursday while appearing on the morning show on Arise Television.

The party’s suspended treasurer, Mrs. Oluchi Oparah, allegedly accused Abure of withholding financial data and bank accounts from her, according to MISMOB.

Oparah also asked Abure to explain how the party spent more than N3.5 billion on 2023 election-related fundraisers and form sales.

Since the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms ended, she claims that the chairman has so far ignored all requests to examine LP’s financial records.

The Labour Party’s National Working Committee (NWC) responded to the accusations by suspending Oparah for six months.

In a media briefing, Mr. Obiora Ifoh, the National Publicity Secretary of LP, revealed this, claiming that the suspended Treasurer is a spy who dissidents are using to sow discord inside the party.

But now Abure is requesting that Oparah reveal the documentation that shows how she calculated the N3.5 billion she made during the election.

He denied her claim that the party had received more over N3 billion. I want to be very clear: a certified auditor from the party has already produced an audited report. All of the records have been reviewed by the party’s external auditor. Additionally, we possess all of the party’s audited financial documents spanning from 2022 to 2023.

Every one of these documents is at your fingertips; I even have the audited financial statement in my possession.

The cumulative total of all funds received by the party account from 2022 to the present is N1.3 billion.

The campaign group also received N700 million, which we received as campaign funds. Where she acquired the N3.5 billion she mentioned is a mystery to me.

She should make public the records showing how she arrived at the amount of N3.5bn as campaign funds, I dare say.

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