The factional National Chairman of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Lamidi Apapa, who was mobbed at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, the venue of the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, on Wednesday, has accused Peter Obi of being aware of the attack he faced from his supporters at the court premises.
Apapa, while addressing newsmen shortly after he was released from protective custody by security operatives, said Obi was aware that he would be attacked, disclosing that members of the presidential campaign group of the party had at a meeting that was held on Tuesday to broker peace among the warring factions, vowed to deal with him should he attend the court session.
“They threatened that if I appear in court that something would happen.
Apapa also branded Obi “a liar” for saying that he does not know him.
Apapa said he actively participated in all the campaigns the party held before the presidential election and also flew back to Abuja with him in the same aircraft on one of the occasions.
“I want to tell the whole world that he is a liar. I have been in the party for over 21 years while he is not even up to one year in the party.
“I have never taken any kobo from anybody and I have challenged anyone that has any evidence to bring it forward”.
He also accused Obi of refusing to respect the court order that suspended the Julius Abure-led executives of the party.