Following a court ruling prohibiting Julius Abure and three others from parading themselves as national officers of the Labour Party (LP), some members of the National Working Committee of the party (LP) led by the Deputy National Chairman of the party (South) Lamidi Apapa have taken over the party’s affairs.
The development occurred on Thursday during an emergency meeting of the LP National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja.
Lamidi stated that he is now the party’s Acting National Chairman, while Saleh Lawan is the Acting National Secretary.
According to him, Abure and the three others must vacate the Federal High Court order restraining them before any further action can be taken against the party’s leadership.
The NWC meeting also re-instated Executive Council members from Ogun, Rivers, and Gombe states.
Lamidi also reinstated Eragbe Anslem as National Youth Leader and Yomi Arabambi as National Publicity Secretary during the meeting.
The new National Chairman and secretary addressing the press
In response to the development of the new leadership of Labour Party, “The Embattled National Chairman, Barr Julius Abure said Slsuspected political thugs have allegedly the national headquarters of the Labour Party, LP in Abuja”.
The embattled National Chairman of the Labour Party, LP, Julius Abure disclosed this on Thursday.
According to Abure, the suspected political thugs have broken into the national headquarters of the party.
The Labour Party national secretariat is located in Utako district near the federal capital territory office of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).