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Malami Spits Fire Threaten To Arrest Those Funding Peter Obi Abroad
The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN who also stands in the gap as the Attorney General of the Federation has threatened to apprehend those involved in the funding of the Presidential bid of Labour Party’s Peter Obi in the diaspora.
This is coming days the LP candidate embarks on a tour to different countries, including Canada honouring the invitation of Nigerians to a town hall meeting.
As part of the culture of raising political funds abroad, most of the gatherings monetized the meeting in categories of VIP, Executive, etc.
Reacting in a released statement, Malami disputed the service noting those residing abroad cannot detect how Nigeria is governed.
in his words partly: “One thing Nigerians who based abroad failed to understand is that they cannot stay there and detect to us how to govern our country. Someone will seat in the United States of America and be telling us what to do and what not to do as if we don’t know what we are doing in this country.
The AGF hence reminded the persons involved that is constitutionally wrong and poses severe consequences.
He continued: “If you violate the electoral law, you will face the penalty squarely and we will do everything within our power to prosecute both you and the candidate you are funding his campaign.
He disclosed that findings reveal a majority of the participants are members of the Labour Party.
“We’ve received a signal that some individuals, mostly Nigerians living abroad have taken it upon themselves to fund the campaign of Mr. Peter Obi who’s the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the forthcoming Presidential election.
Malami however called on the people behind this act to stop henceforth, noting their actions which are against Nigeria’s Electoral Act will be resisted by all means.
“What these individuals failed to understand is that Nigerian is a democratic nation governed by democratic rules and regulations. It is against the electoral act for those living abroad to sponsor any candidate in an election. Those involved should desist from such acts or have us to contend with.
“We will resist it by all means. Such funds cannot enter Nigeria. Although we have put measures on ground to apprehend those who will get themselves involved in such an act” he added.