Thursday, June 13, 2024

Appeal Court rules in favor of Julius Abure, reinstates him as LP National Chairman

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has ruled in favour of Julius Abure , reinstating him as the National Chairman of the Labour Party, LP.

The appellate court on Wednesday overturned the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, which had previously prohibited Abure and two others from acting as national officers of the party.

However, in the judgment on Wednesday, Justice Hamman Barka held that the high court was wrong to have assumed jurisdiction on the matter.

Delivering judgment in the appeal filed by Abure challenging the decision of the high court, Justice Barka, leading a three-member panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal, held that Abure’s appeal had merit and was accordingly allowed.

He said, “The judgement of the lower court is hereby set aside” Justice Barka held and awarded a cost of N1 million against the respondents to be to Abure.

In related news, The Labour Party had on February 14th suspended its National Treasurer, Oluchi Opara, for six months.

The party’s spokesman, Obiora Ifoh, announced her suspension at a conference at the LP national headquarters in Abuja.

The suspension was with immediate effect. Ifoh alleged that Opara was being sponsored by the same people who used Lamidi Apapa, Anslem Eragbe, and Yomi Arabambi to derail the party.

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