Court of Appeal Validates Julius Abure as Labour Party National Chairman

Benin City’s Court of Appeal Upholds Leadership of Julius Abure in the Labour Party

In a significant legal verdict, the Court of Appeal in Benin City has upheld the position of Julius Abure as the National Chairman of the Labour Party. The affirmation was made public by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, through an official statement on Monday in Abuja.

A three-member panel of the appellate court decisively dismissed a lawsuit brought forth by Mr. Lucky Shaibu against Abure and three other key members of the Labour Party’s national executive committee.

Shaibu, together with fellow members of the Labour Party’s executive committee in Ward 3, located in the Esan North East local government area of Edo State, had suspended Abure from his role as the party’s chairman in March.

Earlier in the legal proceedings, Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court issued a restraining order on April 5, prohibiting Abure and three others from holding themselves out as national officers of the party. This order stemmed from an application submitted by Shaibu and other party members. The affected officials named in the order were the LP National Secretary, Alhaji Farouk Ibrahim, National Organizing Secretary, Mr. Clement Ojukwu, and another individual.

Further legal developments saw Justice Muazu later granting a stay of execution on the chairman’s suspension in a ruling dated May 19. This decision was mirrored by the Edo State High Court in a judgment issued on May 28, affirming Abure’s status as the legitimate national chairman of the Labour Party.

In the most recent court session held on Monday, the appellate court endorsed the judgment of the Edo State High Court. It firmly held that under the framework of Articles 13 and 17 of the Party’s Constitution and the prevailing Electoral

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