Fresh Crisis Erupts in Labour Party As Factional Chairman Emerges
- A factional leader emerges amid the crisis rocking the Labour Party over the suspension of its national chairman, Julius Abure, by the federal high court
- Lamidi Apapa, the deputy national chairman of the party (south), took over the affairs of the embattled Labour Party
- The development was announced after the emergency meeting of the national working committee of the party in Abuja on Thursday
FCT, Abuja – The crisis rocking the Labour Party took a new dimension as some members of its national working committee led by its national deputy chairman (South), Lamidi Apapa, took over the affairs of the party.
According to Channels Television, the development followed a court ruling that restrained Julius Abure and 3 others to stop presenting themselves as national officers of the party.
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The new leadership announced its emergence following an emergency meeting of the Labour Party national working committee (NWC) in Abuja on Thursday, April 6.
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Lamidi then announced himself as the new acting national chairman of the party, while the new acting national secretary was Saleh Lawan.
The Labour Party factional leader insisted that Julius Abure and 3 others that were suspended by the Federal High Court must be retrained before further action can be taken on the party’s leadership.
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The national working committee emergency meeting also reinstated the executive council members from Rivers, Gombe and Ogun states.
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The factional chairman also reversed the suspension of the national youth leader, Eragbe Anslem, and that of the national publicity secretary, Yomi Arabambi.
However, Abure, the suspended national chairman by the high court, said the move was “illegitimate”, adding that it was a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to destabilize the party.
Abure claimed that a court of competent jurisdiction had ruled that he should remain the chairman while faulting the police for allowing itself to be used for illegitimate action.
Court suspends LP’s National Chairman, 3 other senior officers
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Labour Party national chairman, Julius Abure, has been restrained to stop parading himself as the party’s official by a federal high court.
Justice Hamza Muazu of the Abuja court also restrained 3 other senior officers of the party pending the hearing of a motion on notice.
Some aggrieved members of the party, including the publicity secretary, filed an ex-parte motion before the court against the exco.