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Court affirms Abure as LP National Chairman

LP National Chairman, Julius Abure. Photo: Archive.Radio Nigeria.

An Edo High Court sitting in Benin City has dismissed the notice of suspension issued against the National Chairman of Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure by some members of his Ward 3 executive in Esan North-East Local Government Area of the state.

This is contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of party and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The Court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Okey Aihamoje, held that the party ward executive in Ward 3 lacked the power under the party’s constitution, particularly Articles 17 & 19 and the Electoral Act 2022 as amended to remove the national chairman of the party.

The judge therefore imposed an injunction against removing or suspending Mr Abure as the National Chairman until the national convention of the party was convened.

The Counsel to the LP, Mr. President Aigbokhan described the judgment as a landmark decision that will stand the test of time.

Reacting to the judgment, the Ward 3 LP Chairman, Comrade Thompson Ehiguese said it had put an end to the antics of those he said were masquerading as members of the Labour Party in his ward.

Also, the Edo State Chairman of the party, Comrade Kelly Ogbaloi, said the party was vindicated and the court had confirmed what they told the Nigerian public from the very beginning, that Mr. Apapa and his cohorts were mere power seekers.

Writing by Georgina Humphrey; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu