The crisis rocking the Labour Party deepened on Thursday as seven members of the National Working Committee of the party announced the replacement of the suspended chairman of the party, Julius Abure with the National Vice Chairman (South), Lamidi Apapa, as the acting chairman of the party.
As at the time of this report, stern-looking police officers had taken over the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.
Speaking after an emergency meeting held at the party’s secretariat, Apapa said the NWC members acted on the judgment of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, which, on Wednesday, restrained Abure from parading himself as the National Chairman of the LP.
They were accused of forgery.
Apapa told journalists that the NWC also reviewed the suspension of party members and exco that had earlier been suspended by the party leadership.
The three other officials restrained were also replaced by Alhaji Saleh Lawal (acting National Secretary), Rowland Daramola (acting Treasurer) and Reuben Favour (acting Organising Secretary).