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Appel Court Declares LP National Chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City has affirmed Comrade Julius Abure as the National Chairman of Labour Party (LP)

In the suit filed by LP’s chieftain, Lucky Shaibu, against Abure and five others with reference number: CA/B/93/2023),  a unanimous judgement by Justices Theresa Abadua, Fatima Akinbami, and Sybil Nwaka-Gbagi, dismissed the appeal of the appellant.

In a statement  issued on Monday  by Spokesperson of the Party, , Obiora Ifoh, explained that “one Lucky Shauibu who claimed to be a member of Labour Party in Ward 3 Executive in Esan North East of Edo State suspended the chairman of Labour Party.

“In his lead judgment Justice Theresa Ngolika Orji Abadua JCA, affirmed the decision of the High Court of Edo State and held that one man cannot suspend the national chairman of Labour Party in line with Article 13 and 17 of the Constitution of the Party and the extant Electoral Act of 2022 particularly when the appellant has been described by the party as unknown.

“The court unanimously nullified the earlier suspension and all actions taken against Com. Julius Abure and the party arising from the purported suspension.”

Reacting to the judgment, Comrade Abure commended  the  team of justices “who refused to close their eyes to the justice of the case”.

“I thank the Obidient movement who tarry with me while the impostor lasted”, he said.

Abure also thanked the team of selfless lawyers led by his lead counsel, GC Igbokwe (SAN).

Igbokwe applauded the judgment and restated that Com. Julius Abure, Esq remains the national chairman of Labour Party until the party convention holds.

On his part, lead counsel to Labour Party, President Aigbokhan, Esq said the decision of the Court of Appeal has given a rest to the battle for the soul of the party.

According to him, “it is a landmark judgement that will stand the test of time. Anybody still associating with impostors parading as factional leaders of the party does so at their own peril. Political parties must remain watchdog of national conscience”.



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