A State High Court sitting in Edo has dismissed the notice of suspension issued against the embattled National Chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, by some party members at the ward level.
Justice Emmanuel Aihamoje, who presided over the case, struck it out for lacking merit.
The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, confirmed that the action was filed by Abure and the executives of LP Ward 3 in Esan North East of Edo State.
In his judgment, which lasted for nearly two hours, Aihamoje 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, as amended to remove the national chairman of the party.
The judge in Suit No: HUC/21/2023, therefore, went ahead to impose a perpetual injunction against Lamidi Apapa and his faction from removing or suspending Abure as the national chairman until a new national convention of the party is convened.
Aihamoje further stated that the purported wards 3 executives who suspended the national chairman of the party acted outside the powers vested on it by the Labour Party Constitution.