Obidients tackle Labour Party Chairman, Julius Abure over N3billion campaign funds

Some supporters of former presidential candidate, Peter Obi, particularly on X, have shared some conversations about how the Labour Party National Chairman, Barrister Julius Abure allegedly stole N3billion donated by the party’s members and loyalists for the presidential campaign during the 2023 general elections.

These conversations were shared by a popular supporter of Peter Obi, FS Yusuf on his X verified page detailing how the Labour Party Chairman used the money allegedly donated for the party’s activities to enrich himself.

The conversation reads: “Following massive influx of cash once Peter Obi came onboard, he’s since acquired the following from the 3 billion naira he stole:

“1. 4-Bed Semi-Detached Duplex – House 49 Road 2, Federal Housing Authority, Guzape, Abuja. He bought this in July 2022 for NGN 180,000,000 from ENL Consortium

“You can go and verify this. I have also added the image for you. Drive there at anytime and see the place. He’s also living there with a woman that is not his wife. The woman has a daughter for him. His wife is not aware.

“2. 8-Units of Luxury Apartments @ Paridise Hill Estate, Guzape, Abuja – each acquired from ENL consortium in August 2023 at NGN 45,000,000 each. That’s NGN 360,000,000

“This is still under construction and so, that is why he was able to buy it cheaper for NGN 45,000,000. The price would increase once construction is done. I have also sent you the image of this place. You can drive down there and verify.

“This is his planned retirement plan. He wants to be a landlord. With Obidients sweat and blood.

“3. Parcel of Land measuring 1,524m² located at Road 2, Federal Housing Authority, Guzape, Abuja – He bought this in August 2023. I am still looking for the documents on his phone to ascertain the price he bought it.

“4. 5-Bed Detached Detached Duplex on Road 2, Federal Housing Authority, Guzape, Abuja. He acquired this one for NGN 380,000,000 in May 2023 I have also attached the picture here. You can go and verify all of this. His name is written as the owner of these properties.

“5. Mansion he constructed for NGN 523,000,000 at Number 1 Julius Abure Way, off Ogumwenyin, off Aruogba Road, Irhirhi Benin City, Edo.”

This is coming amid the multibillion-Naira Fraud Allegations launched against Abure by the the party’s suspended national treasurer,  Mrs Oluchi Opara

Opara had insisted that Abure must submit the party’s finances to a forensic audit and explain the source of funds used by him to acquire properties in Nigeria and overseas between 2022 and 2023.

Opara, who was suspended by the party on earlier this month, in her memo to the party’s leadership obtained by SaharaReporters, stated that Abure must account for the “N958million raised from off-cycle elections in 2023, provide paper trails and documentary evidence of adherence to due process.”

She added that the party’s national chairman must “declare every single dollar raised from the 2023 US fundraising tour and provide documentation on where donations were warehoused and how the same was appropriated.”

SaharaReporters earlier reported that Oparah called on Abure to render an account of party funds amounting to over N3.5billion.