A high court in Benin, Edo state has dismissed the notice of suspension issued against Julius Abure, embattled national chairman of the Labour Party (LP).
Some members of the Edo chapter of the party had in March announced the suspension of Abure as the chairman.
Consequently, Abure and some executives of LP in Uromi Ward 3, Esan north-east LGA of Edo filed a suit to challenge the suspension.
On Friday, judgment was delivered in the suit marked HUC/21/2023.
Emmanuel Aihamoje, the presiding judge, held that the executives in Uromi Ward 3 lack the power under the Labour Party constitution, particularly Acts 13 & 17, and the Electoral Act 2022 as amended to remove Abure as national chairman.
The judge went ahead to impose a perpetual injunction, restraining the defendants from removing or suspending Abure as the chairman until a national convention of the party is convened.
Meanwhile, there is a subsisting order of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court suspending Abure and three other national executives over allegations of forgery.
However, the ruling has been appealed by the affected parties.