Julius Abure, the national chairman of Labour Party, has been suspended by executive members of Ward 3, Arue in Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State for alleged forgery and anti-party activities.
The Ward Chairman, Martins Osigbemhe, accused Abure of collaborating with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to destroy the chances of his party in the February 25 presidential poll. Osigbemhe also said that Abure was suspended while the result of several petitions and cases against him is pending in courts.
However, the National Working Committee (NWC) of Labour Party, in a statement, has called the suspension illegal, adding that only a national convention can make such a decision.
The NWC described the self-acclaimed leaders of the ward who suspended Abure as impostors who lacked the power to do so.
Meanwhile, Abure himself has denied any wrongdoing, stating that the suspension was an attempt to distract the party from pursuing its presidential mandate in the court.
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