The Federal High Court in Abuja has issued an order restraining the Labour Party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure, the party’s Secretary, Farouk Ibrahim, and two others from acting as the party’s national officials.
Other party officials affected by the order include the National Organising Secretary, Clement Ojukwu, and the Treasurer, Oluchi Opara.
The restraining order was given by Justice Hamza Muazu while ruling on an ex-parte application argued by James Onoja, who told the court how the restrained National officers reportedly forged several documents from the FCT High Court in order to carry out unlawful substitutions in the last general elections.
Court Stops Julius Abure From Parading Self As Labour Party Chairman
Among the papers were receipts, seals, and affidavits from the Court authorising criminal activity.
The senior counsel also presented several documents to the Judge, verifying that the Chief Registrar of the court had written to the Labour Party to disown several documents used in Abure’s and three others’ alleged criminal activities.
According to Onoja, the four people will be arraigned in court following their indictment by the police inquiry, and warrants for their arrest have already been acquired.
Justice Muazu ruled in a brief ruling that the application and accompanying affidavits make a strong case for the request to be granted.
The Judge then ordered that the four individuals cease acting as national officers of the Labour Party forthwith.