Following the mischievous misinterpretation in the media of a court order issued by a Federal High Court on Friday 23rd July 2021, it has become necessary for us to make this clarifications and put the records straight.
Accordingly, it suffices for us to state as follows.
1. The misrepresentation was calculated to mislead the public about the leadership of the Party. It was fraudulently orchestrated that the Federal High Court set aside the NWC led by me Barrister Julius Abure.
2. The NLC and our other detractors as usual attempted to obtain a court injunction behind us which would have been contrary to the principles of fair
hearing as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution.
3. The court went further to urge us as defendants to show cause why the Court should not grant their prayers or request. In other words the Court did not grant them any relief.
4. The Court went further to admonished them not to take Laws into their hands and ordered accordingly that the status quo ante bellum be maintain which is the party executives produced in March 2021.
5. Status quo ante bellum means the state of affairs before the filing of the case, or cause of action. The case was dated on the 3rd of June 2021 and filed on the 16th June 2021
Clearly, the executive in place as at the date of filing is the current executives. It was for this reason the Court talked about the protection of the res. The res in this case is the current executives.
For us in Labour Party, we are not surprised as the razzmatazz as it is usual for the current leadership of the NLC to behave in this way when election is around the corner.
Consequently, we urge members of the public to disregard them.
The current leadership of the party is determined to work for the people, workers and indeed all Nigerians who are currently bearing the blunt of the harsh socio-economic conditions of the country, insecurity, hunger and unemployment.
Barrister Julius Abure.
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