The legal team of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has ignored the 48 hours ultimatum given by the party’s factional leader, Lamidi Apapa. Continue Reading>>>
On Friday, May 12, Apapa had directed Obi’s legal team to brief him about the petitions before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).
“I want to invite all the lawyers that are in charge, representing the Labour Party at the election tribunal, to give me updates in the next 48 hours because I am the one in charge and the one in the driver’s seat,” Apapa was quoted as saying. Continue Reading>>>
This came after Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal High Court in a ruling on Friday held that the court had the jurisdiction to hear the party’s matter and make the order restraining the party’s embattled National Chairman, Julius Abure and three others from parading themselves as national officers of the Labour Party.
Justice Muazu held that the court would not stand by and allow a wrong in a political party.
However, Abure and the legal team had on Friday intended to challenge the ruling on its objection at the Court of Appeal.
In latest development, the lead counsel to Obi and the Labour Party, Levi Uzoukwu (SAN), on Sunday, said the legal team has no business with Apapa.
“He never briefed us; we are not answerable to him and we will never be answerable to him,” Barr Uzoukwu said.
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