Appeal Court Affirms Abure As Labour Party Chairman, Fines Apapa

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By Kamsi Anayo

The Court Of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed Julius Abure as the Chairman of the Labour Party (LP).

The Appellate Court also set aside the decision of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court which last year restrained Abure and two others from parading themselves as national officers of the party.

Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court had last year, granted an ex-parte order, ordering that Abure and two other national officers stop parading themselves as leaders of the party for allegedly forging national documents but the Appellate Court set aside the verdict on Wednesday.

However, in the judgement delivered by Justice Hamma Barka, the Appellate Court held that the high court was wrong to have assumed jurisdiction on the matter.

The Appellate Court also awarded a cost of N1million in favour of Abure and against the respondent, Lamidi Apapa.

Since the 2023 presidential poll in which the LP’s Peter Obi coming third, Abure has been in a protracted legal conflict with Apapa who laid claim to the party’s chairmanship.

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