A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has assumed jurisdiction in the suit filed by the National Publicity Secretary (NPS) of the Labour Party (LP), Abayomi Arabami, which caused the suspension of Julius Abure as National Chairman of the party.
Justice Muazu Hamza, who accepted jurisdiction in the suit while ruling on the preliminary objection filed by Abure and four others challenging their suspension, said the court has powers to entertain the suit.
The judge, in his ruling, stated that the court has jurisdiction to hear the matter and that the plaintiffs were right to have brought the suit by way of originating summons.
The court, however, adjourned to May 17 to commence hearing of the substantive suit.
The court had, on April 5, 2023, granted an interim order restraining Abure, Farouk Ibrahim and two others from parading themselves as National Officers of the party.
The order a request by the National Publicity Secretary, Arabami, and Seven others seeking the resolution of issues bordering on the leadership of the party, firmly rooted in the internal affairs of the party.