LP Factional Leader, Apapa, Chased From Supreme Court
The Labour Party factional leader, Lamidi Apapa, has been chased out of the Supreme Court by members of the party.
Apapa, who has been attempting to take over leadership of the party since the presidential election was concluded, arrived at the Presidential Election Petition Court on Wednesday with other members of his faction.
The court refused to recognize the two factions laying claims to the party’s national leadership.
In a tweet on its official handle, the party claimed that the Apapa faction was in the court to truncate the court hearing.
The tweet reads, “Rebel former Deputy National Chairman of Labour Party, Lamidi Apapa made true his threat to truncate the Presidential Election Tribunal by attempting to appear as a representative of the @NgLabour at the ongoing hearing but was refused by the Tribunal. He was thoroughly disgraced”.
Earlier, a mild drama played out at the court after Apapa attempted to announce himself as a representative of the party.
He had, immediately the main door to the court room was opened, made his way to the line of chairs reserved for dignitaries and the petitioners.
Obi was already seated by the time Apapa attempted to take possession of one of the seats but was blocked by members of the party led by a man that was identified as the LP’s National Youth Leader.
When the factional LP Chairman noted that despite his spirited effort he would not be allowed to sit close to Obi, he relocated to the line of chairs reserved for members of the public.
It will be recalled that Apapa is currently entangled in a legal dispute with executives of the party that conducted the primary election which produced Obi as flag-bearer.
He had earlier directed all the lawyers representing Obi to report to him for briefing.