A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has declared Lamidi Apapa as the National Chairman of the Labour Party.
This was contained in a ruling made today, Friday, May 12, 2023.
Apapa had approached the court after the Labour Party (LP) asked him to stop parading himself as the party’s acting national chairman.
In response to the ruling, Apapa stated that he is now in charge and has directed the party’s legal representatives in the presidential election tribunal to meet with him within 48 hours.
As the Deputy National Chairman of the Labour Party, Apapa has assumed control of the party’s operations following his recognition as the acting chairman.
The IDAN and Authentic National Chairman of Labour Party, Lamidi Apapa has given Kenneth Okonkwo and other lawyers representing the party at the Tribunal till Friday to brief him!!
Obidents over to you oooo😂😅 pic.twitter.com/IjPxB83PSE
— A. Ayofe (@abdullahayofel) May 12, 2023
Moreover, Apapa has mandated that the party’s attorneys must appear before him in person within the given time frame, to discuss ongoing matters related to the presidential election tribunal. This recent development is expected to have a significant impact on the Labour Party and its future operations.
Recall that Apapa became the party’s acting national chairman after a federal capital territory (FCT) high court had issued an order restraining Julius Abure from parading himself as the LP’s national chairman.
Apapa had also said Saleh Lawan is the acting national secretary of the party.
Shortly after, Abure alleged that thugs aided by police officers invaded the party’s secretariat.
He claimed that the invasion was sponsored by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to destabilise the party and its challenge of the presidential election won by Bola Tinubu.
However, Apapa, said he was not being sponsored to cause a crisis in the party.