ENUGU Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The 36 States chairmen of the Labour Party (LP) and some members of the party’s National Working Committee have passed a vote of confidence in Julius Abure, the party’s National Chairman.
The party members while addressing journalists on Saturday said action of Lamidi Apapa and a few individuals is illegal and decisions taken are null and void.
Recall that Apapa had declared himself as the party’s national chairman in the wake of a fresh legal crisis rocking the party as the flag bearer, Peter Obi is challenging the outcome of the 25 February presidential poll.
Following this, the 36 state chairman of the party called on Abure, whom they recognise as the national chairman of the party, to immediately call for a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
They passed a vote of confidence on Abure, insisting that Yomi Arabambi and Anslem Eragbe remained suspended from the party.
They commended the decision of the Trustees of the party, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade union Congress (TUC) for their decision to stand by Abure, insisting that due process must be followed for any removal or suspension to take effect.
On Wednesday, a Federal Capital Territory High Court sacked Abure as LP chairman and restrained three others from parading themselves as national officers of the party.
This followed an ex-parte application argued by a James Onoja.
But, a State High Court in Benin on the same day, restrained the party and all its members from any suspension of its national officers till the determination of motion on notice.