- The factional national chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Pa Lamidi Apapa, who was mobbed at the Presidential Election Petition Court on Wednesday, May 17, has said he escaped death
- Apapa addressed journalists shortly after he was released from protective custody by security operatives
- The Labour Party chieftain said he was in court to assert himself as the acting national chairman of the party
FCT, Abuja – A factional National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Pa Lamidi Apapa, has said but for God, he would have been a dead man.
Apapa’s statement follows an unpalatable treatment he was subjected to on Wednesday, May 17, at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, the venue of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).
Apapa who was mobbed at the court thanked God for saving his life, Vanguard reported.
Apapa, while addressing newsmen shortly after the drama, said:
“They pounced on me, removed my cap and I am very sure that if not that you people (journalists) were there, I would have been dead by now.”
Real reason I was in court, Lamidi Apapa opens up
Apapa stated that he was in court to assert himself as the Acting National Chairman of the party and to confirm the state of things on the petition the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, filed to challenge the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
Insisting that he has contributed more to the party than Obi, Apapa, said it was not true that he was in court to withdraw the petition against the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Labour Party speaks on Lamidi Apapa’s appearance at tribunal
Hotnewsdrop.com earlier reported that the LP on Wednesday, May 17, gloated about Apapa being thoroughly disgraced when he stormed the Presidential Election Tribunal.
The Labour Party wrote across its official social media pages:
“Rebel former Deputy National Chairman of Labour Party, Lamidi Apapa made true his threat to truncate the Presidential Election Tribunal by attempting to appear as representative of the Labour Party Nigeria at the ongoing hearing but was refused by the Tribunal. He was thoroughly disgraced.”
Confusion as man removes Lamidi Apapa’s cap, flees
Hotnewsdrop.com also reported how an unidentified man on Wednesday, May 17, removed Apapa’s cap and fled.
The man removed Apapa’s cap while the factional Labour Party was making his way out of the Appeal Court in Abuja following the hearing of the case of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, against the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
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