A State High Court sitting in Edo State on Friday, May 26, 2023 retained Julius Abure as the National Chairman of the Labour Party.
In a ruling delivered by Justice Emmanuel Aihamoje, the court dismissed the notice of suspension issued against the embattled National Chairman by some party members at his ward in the state.
Justice Aihamoje, in a judgement that lasted for nearly two hours, held that the party ward executive in Uromi in Ward 3 lacked the power under the Labour Party Constitution, particularly Acts 13 & 17 and the Electoral Act 2022, to suspend the national chairman of the party.
The judge, therefore, proceeded to impose a perpetual injunction against the Lamidi Apapa-led faction from removing or suspending Abure as the National Chairman until the party holds a new national convention.
Justice Aihamoje further emphasised that the purported ward executive who suspended Abure acted outside the purview of the Labour Party Constitution.