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Clarifications on LP Legal Expenditure-Obi-Datti Campaigns

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The Labour Party Presidential Campaign (a.k.a Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign) said the sum of N744,500,000.00 was a general legal amount to lawyers which incorporates other expenses within the legal expenditure.

This clarification was made in a statement signed by the Chief Spokesperson Obi-Datti Campaign Committee, Dr. Yunusa Tanko.

Dr Yunusa said the legal fee to the party's lawyers remains a personal thing but the compound expenses on legal matters cannot be tied to one sector.

He said the amount also involved research, accommodations, transportation of local and international flights, and stationery of the various documents used in prosecuting the petition and appeals. 

"Including also the filing of cases before elections, on matters involving our candidate, transmitting and photocopying of legal documents, bringing experts from overseas during our post-election legal battles, and their accommodation all form the legal expenses.

The statement said that the figure also included the funding of lawyers sent to States to collect electoral materials from INEC State offices and financial assistance to some of the candidates of the Party who had legal issues, among others. 

The Labour Party campaign team said that as a body determined to inject sanity into the nation's polity, they will continue in the right direction in ensuring that there is transparent accounting for these funds.

"We continue to thank those who assisted us in one way or the other, especially our legal team at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, whose hard work and sacrifices remain immeasurable, despite the outcome of our election petitions, which can only be blamed on the Nigerian factor.

He finally assured  Nigerians, especially the youths, that a New Nigeria is possible, and that they must remain committed to the journey irrespective of the present challenges faced in the country.


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