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The Labour Party faction led by the Acting National chairman Lamidi Apapa has kicked against the judgement delivered by an Edo State High court reinstating the embattled national chairman, Julius Abure.
The acting National Publicity Secretary,
Labour Party, Abayomi Arabambi said
Abure still remains suspended and restrained.
According to him, by virtue of the NEC suspension of Abure, pursuant to its power under Article 13(2)(b)(Iv) of the Labour Party Constitution in the Bauchi, Abure remains suspended.
The statement read “the Attention of Labour Party National Working Committee led by the Acting National chairman Alh Bashiru Lamidi Apapa has been drawn to a press statement credited to an impostor who also doubled as Personal Assistance to the Suspended and restrained Former National chairman of Labour Party Julius Abure claiming that An Edo State High court has restored Julius Abure back as National chairman.
“Labour party wouldn’t have dignified this beer parlour response lace with deliberate falsehood or considered it necessary to react to such distortion of facts , epistle of personal bitterness ,ignorance and complete unintelligent outburst from this agents of Political Buccaneers, Scavengers , emergency democrats, political predators and jobbers, misfits and pedestrian politician ,but for the benefit of the few in the public who may innocently be mis informed by this ethically rusty and morally depraved social misfit and miscreants
“We just received judgment of the Edo State High Court today in which the court set aside the suspension of Julius Abure as a member of its ward pursuant to Article 10 (2)(I) of the Labour Party Constitution by the Ward Executive.
“The effect of this judgment would have just merely restore back Abure’s membership of the party since he is still restrained from parading himself as National officer of the party.
” Unfortunately, NEC, which is the highest Organ of the party, in its meeting held in Bauchi on the 3rd of May, 2023, further suspended Abure and some others members of the party for attending an illegal NEC meeting purportedly called by Julius Abure while the restraining Order of the FCT High was still subsisting. The implication of the suspension of Abure by NEC in Bauchi makes today judgment a mere academic exercise as NEC which is the highest Order of the party had already suspended Abure and his cohorts.
“Simply put, by virtue of the restraining Order of the FCT HIGH court which is yet to be vacated or set aside, Abure still remains restrained. Also, by virtue of the NEC suspension of Abure, pursuant to its power under Article 13(2)(b)(Iv) of the Labour Party Constitution in the Bauchi, Abure remains suspended.
“The whole world is aware that Mr Allex Ijetieme SAN on friday May 12th 2023 filled an appea against the decision of the FCT high court which ordered the suspension and restraining of Julius Abure and three others from parading themselves as National officers pending the determination of the originating summon and motion on notice .
“Question begging for an answer is when a matter is before a court of Appeal, Can any junior court sit or adjudicate on such matter again until when appeal court decide other wise ?
“The answer is inNegative . Therefore the Edo state high court judgement is an exercise in fruitily, null and void as the subject matter is already a subject of appeal before court of appeal Abuja.
“Labour Party wishes to advise Mr Allex Ijetieme SAN to tread the path of caution with this judicial rascality else we shall petition the Legal Practioner Disciplinary Committee of the NBA so that punitive measures can be taken against him for spreading deliberate false hood against the judiciary
“Finally while the matter is pending the Court of Appeal Abuja , the restraining order against Abure JULIUS ,Farouk UMAR CLEMENT OJUKWU and Mrs OLUCHI OPARA is still subsisting until when it’s set aside by the Court of Appeal .
“Therefore the Edo State high court lack jurisdiction to make judgement for Court of Appeal since the plaintiff before the Honourable Justice of Edo state high court is the same Julius Abure who has appeal the FCT high court that restrained him on April 5th , then what happens today in Benin is not only a judicial rascality but an insult on the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.”
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