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A’Court: Abure’s victory good omen for LP’s fortune– Chieftain

A'Court: Abure's victory good omen for LP's fortune-- Chieftain

A’Court: Abure’s victory good omen for LP’s fortune– Chieftain

The Lagos State chapter of the Labour Party (LP) says the Appeal Court’s affirmation of Mr Julius Abure as the LP National Chairman is a good omen for party’s survival and fortune

The LP Secretary in Lagos State, Mr Sam Okpala made this remark on Wednesday in Lagos while reacting to the ruling of the Court of Appeal.

According to Okpala, the ruling should put to rest all the divisions and infighting within the party for upward movement.

“This is a vindication of the truth. We, in Labour Party, Lagos State, we are happy with the development.

“When a lie is unchallenged for a long time, it going to become or look like the truth; and no matter how far lies travel, truth must catch up and overtake it.

“That is just what has happened with the court of appeal’s ruling in favour of Abure.

“This portent good omen for the party to move forward together and swing another surprise in elections,” the secretary said.

According to him, some party leaders and their followers who are looking for how to decimate the party must halt actions at this point for the sake of the party.

“There is no leadership crisis again in the party.

“The party remains one and together we are going to be marching forward,” Okpala added.

Recalled that Abure-led National Working Committee (NWC) and his former deputy, Alhaji Lamidi Apapa-led faction had been locked in legal battles over the national championship position of the party.

The LP factions led by Abure and Apapa have both been laying claim to the chairmanship seat of the party with one camp suspending another shortly after the 2023 general elections.

Meanwhile, the Court of Appeal, on Wednesday in Abuja affirmed Julius Abure as the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP).

The appellate court in a judgment also set aside the judgment of an FCT High Court which restrained Abure and two others from parading themselves as national officers of the party.

The judgment on Wednesday by 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 trial 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.

“The judgment of the lower court is hereby set aside” and awarded a cost of N1 million in favour of the appellant,” Barka said in his ruling.

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