S’Court affirms Imo LP candidate produced by Abure leadership

In what has became a confirmation of Julius Abure as the authentic National Chairman of Labour Party, LP, the Supreme Court has upheld Athan Achonu’s candidacy, for the Imo State governorship election.

Achonu emerged at a primary election conducted by the Abure leadership of the party in the Imo state.

Governor Alex Otti, Peter Obi and Julius Abure at the flat of Labour Party campaign in Imo State

Meanwhile, LP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, on Thursday, said:

The Supreme Court, today dismissed an appeal brought before it by one Basil Maduka against the Labour Party over the rightful candidate of the party in the Imo State governorship election on the ground of locus standi.

A panel of five justices led by Iyang Okoro also cautioned the appellant for abusing court process and wasting the time of the courts all through from the lower courts.

Two other respondents in the matter were Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Lamidi Apapa led candidate, Joseph Ukaegbu, alias Ikenga, whose request to seek for a consequential order was also rejected by the Supreme Court.

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With this judgment by the highest court in Nigeria, the Lamidi Apapa’s plot to hijack the affairs of the Labour Party including the powers to nominate candidates has finally come to an end.

Speaking to the media shortly after the judgment, the counsel to the LP, Okwudili Anozie, said: “Today at the Supreme Court, the antics of Basil Maduka and his accomplice Joseph Ukaegbu, alias Ikenga, was put to an end as they met their Waterloo at the apex court.

Lamidi Apapa

Today was a culmination of their deceit and lies to Imolites spanning from their misrepresentation of the true position of the judgments of the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Upon the exposure and collapse of their lies before the Supreme Court today, Basil’s counsel, with tails in between his legs, immediately withdrew his subterfuge appeal that was aimed at giving credence to Ukaegbu’s sham, non-existent primaries.

The Supreme Court didn’t entertain Ukaegbu’s counsel’s ignorant attempt to seek for a consequential order, which even a first year student of law knows cannot be sought by a respondent especially in this case where the appeal was dismissed.

Indeed, today has been a day of reckoning for evil doers whose sole plan was to stop the aspiration of Imolites in their determination to take Imo back through Senator Athan Achonu.”

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