DRAMA AS LABOUR PARTY FACTIONS CLASH AT THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL.

Written by on May 17, 2023

The Presidential Election Petition Court today refused to recognize the presence of Labour Party after two officials announced they were representing it in court.

The court however recognized and recorded the presence of the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

The problem began when Duda Manuga, who sat beside Obi, stood up to announce her presence as the National Women Leader of the Labour Party.

Soon after that, Lamidi Apapa who had assumed the role as the National Chairman of the LP announced his presence, seeking to be recognized as the party’s representative in the court’s proceedings for the day.

In a quick ruling, the five-member panel presided over by Justice Haruna Tsamani ruled that due to the conflict in who is standing in for the party in court, it would not recognize any of the two persons.

He added that if two persons are appearing for Labour Party, the court would not record anybody’s name as representing the party.

Earlier, there was an altercation between the Lamidi Apapa group and Julius Abure group with Apapa questioning why Abure’s group was in court and insisting he is the one the court recognized national chairman of the party.

 It is the first time Apapa and his group are attending the court’s proceedings since the presidential election petition hearing began.


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