Labour Party Chairman Faces Public Humiliation Amidst Intensifying Factional Fight at Presidential Election Tribunal

During a listening to at the Presidential Election Tribunal, the Labour Party’s factional chairman, Lamidi Apapa, discovered himself at the middle of a heated inside social gathering battle.

Supporters loyal to the deposed chairman, Julius Abure, publicly humiliated Apapa, accusing him of betraying the social gathering.

Apapa vehemently denies these allegations, escalating tensions throughout the social gathering.

As Apapa tried to say the social gathering chairman’s seat, which was fiercely opposed by Abure’s followers, a bodily altercation broke out, inflicting commotion within the courtroom.

Consequently, the tribunal refused to acknowledge Dudu Manuga, who stood in for the Abure faction because the nationwide ladies’s chief, and even barred Apapa from taking part.

In gentle of the interior social gathering strife, the tribunal declared that neither of the conflicting teams might characterize the social gathering, ensuing of their exclusion from the document.

The proceedings have been adjourned to Friday, May 19, leaving the matter unresolved.

Following the adjournment, Abure’s supporters vehemently asserted that Apapa lacked legitimacy as a consultant of the social gathering and shouldn’t be allowed to talk on its behalf.

In an embarrassing incident, a livid crowd snatched Apapa’s bronze-colored cap, symbolically labeling him a “robber” (“Ole” in Yoruba).

The police intervened to diffuse the tense state of affairs and escorted a visibly frightened Apapa again into the courthouse.

Apapa’s public humiliation was celebrated by Abure’s supporters, who accused him of disloyalty and undermining Abure’s authority throughout the social gathering.

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) additionally disavowed Apapa, referring to him as a “meddlesome interloper.”

Prior to the incident, Apapa had demanded the detention of anybody supporting an interim administration in Nigeria, together with the social gathering’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

This stance clashed with appeals from a few of Obi’s supporters, who sought to postpone the inauguration of Bola Tinubu as president till the decision of electoral petitions filed by the Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party difficult Tinubu’s victory.

Apapa, regardless of the humiliation and accusations of being influenced by opposing political events to undermine the Labour Party, expressed gratitude for his survival through the incident.

He maintained that he had made vital contributions to the social gathering and expressed his willingness to disclose the reality about Peter Obi’s involvement in fostering divisions throughout the social gathering.

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