No Factions in Labour party-Abure
The National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure, has told the party’s suspended National Vice Chairman, Lamidi Apapa, to inform his paymasters that he is too elderly for the duty of destabilizing the LP.
He did, however, state that the party would forgive him and his supporters if they repented of their conduct.
On Thursday, Abure rejected any factionalization in the party during a press conference at the LP national secretariat in Abuja.
“There is only one leader in the Labour Party, and that leader is the National Working Committee, which is led by myself, Barrister Julius Abure,” he boasted.
Abure, who was barred from parading himself as National Chairman by an Abuja High Court, says he has filed an appeal to oppose the order.
“We have also completed our appellant brief of argument, which was served on the trial courts.”
“By necessity, the FCT High Court in Maitama loses jurisdiction over the matter.”
“However, having appealed and served the judge with a motion for a stay, my colleagues and I have now fully assumed our constitutional responsibilities as national officers of the party.”
“The case is now on the Court of Appeal’s docket.” “As a result, the High Court judge is expected to adjourn the case sine die,” Abure added.
He urged Nigerians to reject Apapa’s accusation that the Labour Party is regionalized, stressing that National Secretary Umar Farouk is a Muslim.
Abure accused the suspended National Vice Chairman of incitement, claiming that Nigerians are concerned about the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Muslim-Muslim ticket.
He defended the visit of Senator Godswill Akpabio, who is running for Senate President, to the LP leadership, saying it was nothing out of the ordinary.
“I know they went to other political parties.” We will listen, even if we belong to different political parties, in my opinion.
“We made it abundantly clear that legislators choose their leadership.” Nothing went incorrect with their visit; no money was given,” he explained.