I Remain Labour Party National Chairman – Abure
Saturday May 13, 2023
The National Chairman of the Labour Party, LP, Comrade Julius Abure has appealed to all supporters and members of Labour Party to remain calm adding that he remains I the National Chairman of the Labour Party.
Abure stated this while reacting to court judgement declaring Lamidi Apapa as the party National Chairman in Abuja on Friday.
He said Labour party is a democratic institution and coup d’ tat should not be used to grab it’s leadership.
“You don’t use the back door to take over the leadership of the party.
“That is what Apapa and co tried to do. Though we understand them because they have been paid by their paymasters, if you look at the statement they made today, they are talking about the tribunal.
Explaining what transpired in court earlier in the day, the party chairman said, “We have obeyed the court restraining order and by today, the court gave a ruling, assuming jurisdiction.
“I need to make it abundantly clear that the substantive matter has not started. There was a preliminary objection to the jurisdiction of the court and the court today assumed jurisdiction.
“And for me, I am ready to go for an appeal. In the next few hours, we will be submitting our notice of appeal to the court and we will move all the matter from that court and take it to the court of Appeal.
“I believe that I will get justice in the Court of Appeal. I believe that Labour Party will get justice in the court of Appeal. Because this same court in FCT in 2023 in the case of Sulieman v APC did the same thing and the Law Report decided by the Supreme Court made it very clear that the court has no jurisdiction over such matter.
“That is where we are standing and we believe that whatever the court has said today can’t stand before the court of Appeal.
“I believe that the court of Appeal will do the right thing and therefore all our papers will be filed today and by Monday the appeal will commence.