Looming Turmoil in Labour Party: Treasurer Demands Aburi to Account for 3.5 Billion Naira from Party Funds
In a dramatic twist within the Labour Party, Mrs. Oluchi Oparah, the National Treasurer, has publicly urged for transparency from the party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure. Oparah’s plea for accountability arises from concerns about the handling of party funds, amounting to over N3.5 billion, generated from form sales and fundraisers for the 2023 general elections.
During a press conference on Monday, Oparah stressed the urgency of the situation, emphasizing Abure’s obligation to provide a detailed financial report. She claimed that despite her role in managing the party’s accounts, Abure obstructed her efforts, sparking suspicion about fund management.
Oparah expressed frustration over Abure’s refusal to grant access to financial records, despite multiple requests. She argued that his lack of cooperation has impeded scrutiny of financial transactions, particularly regarding form sales before the 2023 elections.
These allegations have raised concerns about transparency and accountability within the party’s leadership, resonating deeply with its members and supporters who prioritize ethical governance. As the Labour Party grapples with internal discord and accusations of financial impropriety, the spotlight is on Julius Abure to address these claims. Oparah’s call for transparency reflects a broader sentiment within the party, highlighting the importance of openness in political organizations.
Whether Abure will respond to these demands and provide a satisfactory financial account remains uncertain.