In a significant turn of events, the Court of Appeal in Owerri, Imo State, has taken a decisive step by ousting Julius Abure from his position and confirming Lamido Apapa as the authentic National Chairman of the Labour Party. This landmark ruling was made on Thursday, reshaping the political landscape of the party.
The court’s ruling doesn’t stop at the leadership change. It has also issued a directive to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to promptly acknowledge and publish the names of governorship candidates endorsed by the Apapa-led National Working Committee in the states of Imo, Bayelsa, and Kogi.
One of the most significant outcomes of this verdict is the dismissal of Senator Athan Achonu’s gubernatorial candidacy in Imo state, along with other candidates affiliated with the Abure-led faction of the Labour Party. This decision has sent ripples throughout the political sphere, setting the stage for a redefined political scenario in the affected states.
As the news continues to unfold, the nation watches with bated breath to see the implications of this ruling on the Labour Party’s future direction and the upcoming gubernatorial elections in the specified states.