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‘We don’t give shishi’, but we need money to fund election — LP chairman

THE national chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, has admitted that the party lacks funds to run campaigns for the 2023 elections.

Abure, who spoke yesterday during the inauguration of the LP presidential campaign council members, noted that the presidential election is very expensive and the party’s candidate can’t fund the process alone.

According to him, the party slogan “we don’t give shishi” would not be applicable, saying the party must look for money.

He therefore challenged members of the council to derive means of funding for the party.

“The party is competing against parties that have stolen our resources and common patrimony and are ready to deploy it in the election,” he said.

“Presidential election is very expensive. It is very costly. Our slogan is that we don’t give ‘shishi’, but this time around, we have to look for money.

“Nigerians have realised they need to take back the country. The massive support and followership enjoyed in recent times show the people are ready and determined to take back their country.

“We need a lot of funding to drive the process. The presidential candidate cannot fund the campaigns alone; he does not have the money. The greatest challenge that we are likely to have in this campaign is funding.

“Our presidential candidate was a governor in Anambra. He is the only governor known not to have embezzled money. He kept N75 billion in the account of Anambra state and he is the only governor not on pension.

“The point I am making is that he cannot fund the presidential campaigns alone. Therefore, all of us in this council have the responsibility to join hands with the party to see how we can raise funds for this campaign.” Abure added.

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