A former Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in Plateau State, Yohana Yilpwan Margif, has urged security agencies to fast-track the prosecution of Julius Abure, National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP).
The appeal followed a Press Conference of the LP National Treasurer, Oluchi Oparah, which accused Abure of fraud and financial mismanagement of the party’s funds.
THEWILL earlier reported that Abure was arrested, detained and released by the Police over alleged forgery of Margif’s signature during the 2023 election in Plateau State.
Following the National Treasurer’s revelations on Monday, Margif urged the factional Chairman of the Party, Lamidi Apapa, to set up an investigative Committee to probe the activities of Abure.
He urged security agencies to expedite action on the forgery case against Abure and “his cohorts who connived and deprived him of the governorship ticket having been issued with a certificate of return by the state chapter of the party.
“Abure and the National Secretary of the party robbed me of the mandate freely given to me by members of the party when he connived with the then Plateau State Chairman of the party, Grace Zamfara, to illegally withdraw my certificate of return and issue same to Dr. Patrick Dakum using my forged signature.”
Lamenting the substitution of his name and that of Patrick Dakum, Margif claimed that the action contributed immensely to the party’s defeat in the last general elections in Plateau State and the presidential election.
Margif appealed to security agencies to “fast-track the prosecution of Abure and his gang to cleanse the Labour Party of bad eggs”.