Labour Party Chairmanship: Apapa appeals verdict reinstating Abure, takes case to Supreme Court

Abure and Apapa

Lamidi Apapa, a factional figure in the Labour Party (LP), has lodged an appeal against the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Abuja on March 6, 2024, which upheld Julius Abure as the party's chairman. 

The spokesperson for the Apapa faction within the Labour Party, Abayomi Arabambi, made this announcement during a press briefing held in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Arabambi revealed that Apapa has initiated legal proceedings at the Supreme Court in a bid to seek justice and challenge the recent decision.

“The acting national chairman of Labour Party, Lamidi Apapa, has successfully filed an appeal on the 6th day of March 2024 and has stayed the execution of the Judgement delivered in favour of Julius Abure by Abuja court of Appeal in the Supreme Court through a motion for stay of execution filed on Thursday the 7th day of March 2024, 24 hours after the most bizarre, disturbing and corrupt judgement ever delivered by any justices of the Court of Appeal in Nigeria history,” Arabambi said.

He faulted the judgement of the appellate court, saying that it had been appealed at the Supreme Court on five grounds, adding that more grounds will be filled once the certified true copy of the judgement has been obtained by Apapa lawyers.

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

Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court had last year granted and 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 the verdict aside.
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