Labour Party Insists Abure Remains Its National Chairman Despite Court Order
The Labour Party says Julius Abure remains its national chairman, despite an order of an Abuja high court that said he should stop parading himself as a national officer of the party.
An Abuja high court on Wednesday had issued the order while ruling in an expatriate application filed by some aggrieved members of the party against Abure and two other members of the national working committee.
In the expatriate motion, Abure and two others were accused of forging several documents of the Abuja high court to carry out unlawful substitution of candidates of the party ahead of the 2023 polls.
The alleged forged documents include seals and affidavits of the court.
But the party’s national secretary, Umar Farouk, hours after Abuja court issued the order said they had obtained another order from a Benin high court in Edo state.
According to Farouk, the Edo court on the same Wednesday,had restrained the party from suspending Abure as the national chairman.
He added that the party’s executive committees at state, local government and ward levels had passed a vote of confidence in Abure as the national chairman.