Appeal Court Affirms Apapa As Labour Party Chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, Imo State capital, has ruled that Julius Abure should stop parading himself as the substantial National Chairman of the Labour Party.

Daily trust report that, In its ruling on Thursday, the court affirmed Lamidi Apapa as the substantial Chair of the party at the national level.

The court further mandated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) immediately recognise and publish the names of each candidate for governor of Imo, Bayelsa, and Kogi states who was put out by the Apapa-led National Working Committee.

Additionally, the court disqualified Senator Athan Achonu of Imo State and other members of the Abure-led LP faction from running for governor.

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Remember that Apapa asserted in April that his expulsion from the party was unjustified and that he was still the “legitimate acting chairman.”

As the party was experiencing a leadership crisis, Abure was confirmed as the National Chairman of the Labour Party by a Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, according to a statement released by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh.

According to Daily trust, The court reinstated Apapa as the party’s interim chairman in May.

Before that, the notice of suspension issued against Abure by some party members at the ward level was rejected by an Edo-based State High Court.

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The judge, Justice Emmanuel Aihamoje, threw out the case for lacking merit.

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