Hon. Amobi Ogah, Labour Party’s House of Representatives member – elect, has been disowned by the party for praising President Bola Tinubu’s intelligence.
According to NGOLADITV, Ogah declared, “Today is my best day,” to reporters after a meeting with Tinubu on the 10th National Assembly leadership on Thursday in Abuja. Today, as I listen to my president speak, I’m overjoyed to be an elected member. In fact, I had no idea this man was so wise.
“I had no idea that this man was so ready to serve this nation. I observed the love, personality, and charisma. the conviction that Nigeria can improve as a country. Therefore, I’m delighted that the meeting we had today will allow us to travel a little further.
“Now, even without talking to us again, we have agreed that we are going towards the government’s decision.”
Reacting to Ogah’s interview on Friday, in a statement issued by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, LP stated that Ogah’s position on President Tinubu’s leadership is his personal opinion and not that of the party.
“Though as a first time and newly elected lawmaker, the member-elect made the utterance which is clearly within his rights as an individual as enshrined in the laws of the land; however, the party has a view quite different from what the honourable member was quoted to have said.
“As an individual, he does not have the mandate to speak for the party and therefore cannot claim to be standing on the platform of the LP to do the same, giving views that are diametrically opposed to what our party stands for.
“Labour Party is presently in the tribunal hoping to retrieve our mandate which was expressively given to our presidential candidate on February 25, and every testament emanating from the tribunal points to the fact that the Labour Party clearly won the election but was robbed. We have remained resolute to our belief that justice will be done so soon.
“We as a party insist that the route to His Excellency must be excellent and anything other than that amounts to a mockery of democracy.
“We urge millions of our party members who are offended by Hon Ogah’s interview, which has since gone viral, to maintain their cool as the lawmaker has regretted his actions and has tendered unreserved apologies to the party.