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Abuja court declines to halt Labour Party convention, orders due process

The Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to issue an injunction against Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), from proceeding with the party’s national convention scheduled to take place in Umuahia, Abia. Justice Inyang Ekwo, presiding over the case, emphasised the importance of due process, stating, “It is essential that all parties are given the opportunity to present their case.”

The court’s decision came after Chief Chidozie Ezeugwa filed a motion seeking to prevent the convention, citing a breach of an agreement with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and concerns over the exclusion of certain party members. “I am a committed member of the LP, and it is my right to participate in the national convention,” Ezeugwa argued in his affidavit.

Justice Ekwo has ordered Ezeugwa to notify all defendants, including Umar Farouk Ibrahim, Clement Ojukwu, the LP, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of the ex-parte application. The matter has been adjourned to April 4, when the defendants are expected to show cause against the application.

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