LP Faults Julius Abure’s Suspension From Party

By Damilare Adeleye
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The National Working Committee of the Labour Party has taken a swipe at the suspension of its embattled National Chairman, Julius Abure.

The Nigerian Voice learnt that Abure was suspended by his Ward in the Arue-Uromi area of Esan North-East Local Government in Edo State for alleged high-handedness and anti-party activities.

A letter of suspension dated May 14, 2024, and another letter of ratification dated May 15, 2024, both of which were ratified at a meeting of the state executive committee on Friday night in Benin, stated that the suspension is with immediate effect.

In reaction to the development in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja, the National Publicity Secretary of LP, Obiora Ifoh, described the suspension as illegal and unconstitutional.

Ifoh stated that Article 17 Subsection 1 of the 2019 constitution of the Labour Party is clear that only a national convention arranged solely for the purpose of his suspension with a two-thirds majority can suspend or remove the national chairman.

“The ward, LG or even the state have no power to suspend the National Chairman. Besides, an Edo High Court and Appeal Court had also ruled on this matter.

“This dimension is a continuation of the attack on the person of Abure as witnessed during the governorship primaries. It will also amount to nothing and we are not perturbed,” he said.