Labour Party Leadership Tussle: Court Returns Julius Abure as Chairman, Removes Lamidi Apapa.

Julius Abure has been returned as the national chairman of the Labour party.The embattled Chairman who disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja late on Thursday, decried unsuccessful attempts by the suspended Apapa Lamidi, to create a faction within the party.

Abure reassured members and the general public of the party’s unity, stating that there were no factions within the Labour Party as Lamidi’s attempts were effectively foiled.

He said the High Court in Abuja no longer has jurisdiction over the lawsuit seeking a restraining order against him.

In his words, “Having appealed and file a motion for a stay which has been served on the judge, I and my colleagues have now fully assumed our constitutional responsibilities as National Officers of the party.

“It has become imperative for me to address this press conference to properly put the legal issues surrounding the leadership of the party in proper perspectives.

” It is pertinent to state categorically that Labour Party has no faction. It has only one leadership and that leadership is the National Working Committee led by myself, Barrister Julius Abure.”

Recall that Julius Abure, and three other national executive members were earlier barred by Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal High Court in Abuja from parading themselves as national officers of the party.

The judge then declared that Abure, along with his National Secretary Farouk Ibrahim, and National Organizing Secretary Clement Ojukwu, should no longer be recognized as party executives.

The order, which was issued in response to an ex-parte application presented by James Ogwu Onoja, SAN, highlighted the alleged forgery of several documents from the Abuja High Court.

The accused officials reportedly used the falsified documents for unlawful substitutions during the concluded 2023 general elections.

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