Arabambi – Hold Abure, Umar Ibrahim responsible for Abia Failure
The Factional National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Abayomi Arabambi, has urged Nigerians and members of the party to hold the suspended National Chairman of the Party, Mr Julius Abure , and Mr Umar Farouk Irbrahim responsible for the current plight of the party following a Court ruling in Kanio which nullified its primaries in Kano and Abia States sacking all elected persons in Abia including the Governor Elect, Dr Alex Otti, CONTINUE READING>>>
Mr Arabambi in a Press Statement in Abuja said the people currently parading themselves as National officers of the Labour Party led by Julius Abure are nothing but a pack of fraudsters who are up to no good.
He disclosed that he had earlier raised the alarm that the party risked losing its only governor elect, Dr Alex Otti, a situation that is now becoming apparent with the ruling of the Federal High Courtt in Kano.
He said the suspended National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure, and his Co-Travellers were busy shopping for who to swindle and smuggle their names into the party’s cadidates list in the period leading to the 2023 elections.
He added that this was done to remove people who legitimately won primaries of the party across the Country.
He said Abure’s true motive was to cash out on the party’s popularity before, during and after the 2023 Elections.
He advised those who participated in Labour Party primaries in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa States organised by the suspended National Chairman to retrace theis steps as the Court ruling is a confirmation of the status quo which is that Julius Abure stands suspended as National Chairman of the Labour Party and that all actions taken by him or his representatives are null and void.
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Kano Court Judgement: Hold Julius Abure and Farouk Umar Ibrahim Responsible : As FCT High Court maintained the Restraining orders on Abure and 3 others
Gentlemen of the Press. Yesterday while addressing journalists in Abuja, I raised the alarm that our party faced imminent threat of losing its only Governor-elect, that is the person of Alex Otti due to Julius Abure’s shady practice.
It would also be recalled that I have consistently raised the alarm that Abure and his gang of fraudsters still parading themselves today as national officers of Labour Party should tell the party why they refused to submit names of Labour Party registered members in Kano, especially in Abia State where we had good outing and where eventually produced a governor from the last governorship election conducted in the state.
The truth is that, they held onto these names and didn’t submit them to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in accordance to Section 72 of Electoral Act, 2022 (as amended).
While national chairmen and Secretaries of other political parties were busy doing all that was necessary to meet with the deadline for the submission of names of registered members , Abure and company were busy shopping for candidates to swindle and smuggle their names into the party’s register in exchange for those who won their primaries in some parts of the country.
Today, we have been vindicated after a Federal High Court in Kano, presided over by Justice M N Yunusa nullified the candidature of the Abia State Governor-elect Dr Alex Otti and all the candidates of the Labour Party in Abia and Kano States due to Labour Party failures to complies with Section 72 of the Electoral Act 2022 ( as Amended)
The reason is unconnected with what I have lamented over in the past few months that Abure’s action was not in compliance with the provisions of the 2022 electoral act. The failure of the Labour Party to submit its membership register to the INEC within 30 days before their primaries renders the process invalid.
If we failed to comply with the provisions of the electoral act we cannot as well said that we had candidates going into the elections in the affected states.
Abure should come out clean and explain to Nigerians and Labour Party faithful all over the world who was he working for as at the time in question. Why would any good thinking leader of a political party that had the strength of an hurricane, go to a war where he delibrately prepared a group for the defeat of his own army?
This is no time for politics but a time to tell ourselves the truth. Who is Abure working for when he forged a court’s documents and seal? Who was Abure working for when he refused to send the names of these candidates to INEC at the appropriate time?
The unsuspecting members of the Obidient family must know that this decision of the court was a grand design of Abure to cash in on Labour Party fortunes for the sole benefit of himself and immediate families
Today we are happy to inform you that the FCT high court has ordered the maintenance of the restraining order made by the court on April 5th 2023 pending the court judgement from the appeal. CONTINUE READING>>>
Implication of today’s Judgement at the FCT high court is that the leadership of ALh BASHIRU LAMIDI APAPA and ALh SALEH Lawan remains in force and we here by warned that all actions and decisions taking by Abure and his gangsters on behalf of the party including the Asaba NEC meeting and all primaries conducted in IMO STATE, KOGI STATE and BAYELSA STATE are null and void and of no consequence.
Affected candidates who participated in the primaries of this states must learned from history as we will used all legal means to fight deliberate disobedience to court order
Finally on the FCT high matters , Abure counsel Mr Alex Ijetieme (SAN) who was present in court today can be reached to denied or confirmed this position through a press statement on if it’s true the order restraining Abure and 3 others is still in force or Not