Pyrates Confraternity Speaks On Endorsing Peter Obi + N20m Bribery Scandal Rocks Labour Party

We don’t have preferred candidate, says Pyrates Confraternity on Peter Obi
The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), better known as the Pyrates Confraternity, says it does not have a preferred candidate.

The association said this following a viral video where its members purportedly mocked Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over his alleged ill-health.

Also, a social media post suggested that Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), is a member of the group — but this has been debunked by his aide.

In a statement on Tuesday, Abiola Owoaje, on behalf of the confraternity, said his organisation does not mock people.
“We must stress that we are apolitical. As an organisation, we have never had a preferred candidate in any political elections including the upcoming 2023 general elections. We have members who belong to different political parties and are absolutely free to support any candidate of their choice.
Source: The Cable

2023: Labour Party Guber candidate, Oko-Eze denies collection of bribe from Ebonyi government
The factional governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Ebonyi State, Mr. Splendour Oko Eze, who hails from Afikpo North Local Government Area has denied collecting a bribe from the state government.

Oko-Eze who spoke to journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, reacted to the allegations making the rounds in the state that he collected N20 million naira from the state government and APC gubernatorial candidate, Francis Nwifuru.

DAILY POST reports that loyalists to Mr. Oko-Eze’s rival, Edward Nkwagu had accused him of picking the LP ticket in error and collecting money from the Ebonyi State government with plans to allegedly frustrate the party from winning election in the forthcoming general election in the state.