Labour Party’s Faction Kicks: Primaries Conducted By Sacked Chairman, Abure In Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi Illegal – SIXT-MEDIA LANE CONSULT
Primaries Conducted By Erstwhile Chairman, Julius Abure In Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi States Are Illegal, Null, Void – Labour Party
The Labour Party (LP) has said that the governorship primary elections conducted in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states by its suspended National Chairman, Julius Abure are illegal, null and void.
The party in a statement titled, “Perspectives of the Labour Party (LP) 15th and 16th April, 2023 Imo State Gubernatorial Primary Election” and signed its National Youth Leader, Comrade Eragbe Anslem, said that Abure had no business conducting the party’s primary elections as his actions amounted to contempt of court order.
According to the Labour Party, Abure and other members of the party suspended by the Federal High Court had no business conducting the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on April 18, 2023 in Asaba, Delta State capital and gubernatorial primaries.
In the release obtained by SIXT-MEDIA LANE, the party stated that “Mr Julius Abure had no business conducting Labour Party (LP) primary elections in: Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States in the first instance, as their illegal actions of conducting gubernatorial Primaries in those states amounted to contempt of court order.”
It noted that “The FCT High Court orders in line with the Nigeria Police Investigation and Forensic Audit Report indicted Julius Abure and three others: Umar Farouk Ibrahim, National Secretary; Ojukwu Clement, National Organising Secretary and Mrs Oluchi Okpara, National Treasurer for: forgery, perjury and criminal conspiracy with financial malfeasance to the sum of over N400,000,000.
“The falsification of the FCT High Court documents (perjury) in addition to the forgery of the Ebonyi State Gubernatorial Candidate details, caused the FCT High Court to issue a Restraining Order on Abure and others on April 4, 2023; and further restrained Abure and others on April 17, 2023 and April 20, 2023 respectively from parading themselves as National Officers of the Labour Party (LP).
“Be it known to all men that Abure and others had no business conducting the Labour Party LP National Executive Council, NEC meeting on April 18, 2023 in Asaba, Delta State and Gubernatorial Primaries in: Bayelsa, Imo & Kogi States.
“As such, their actions are: illegal, null and void to the extent of their inconsistency that also amounted to contempt of court