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Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council makes clarification on legal expenses

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The Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council has made clarifications on some aspects of the expenses it released to the public as it relates to the party’s legal expenditure.

The party says for further clarification, the sum of N744,500,000.00 was a general legal amount to lawyers which incorporates other expenses within the legal expenditure.

The party said that the legal fee paid to its lawyers remains a personal thing, adding that its compound expenses on legal matters cannot be tied to one sector.

In a statement made available to reporters on Thursday, the party said that the sum also involve expenses on research, accommodations, transportation, local and international flights, and stationery of its various documents.

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“We would like to be on the same page with the public on this matter and to remind the public that it encompasses all the things concerning our legal cases, ranging from pre-election to post-election legal processes,” a statement signed by Dr Yunusa Tanko, the Chief Spokesperson of the Obi-Datti Campaign Committee, said.

“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.

“Also included were 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.

“As a body determined to inject sanity into our polity, We will continue in the right direction in ensuring that we transparently account 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.

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“And to keep assuring Nigerians, especially the youths, that a New Nigeria is possible, and that we must remain committed to our journey irrespective of the present challenges we face.”



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