The Presidential Election Petition Court on Wednesday in Abuja refused to recognize the two factions laying claims to the national leadership of the Labour Party (LP).


In the presence of the presidential candidate of the party in the last general elections, Mr Peter Gregory Obi, two factions of the party had engaged themselves for recognition and to be recorded as the official representatives of the party in the pre-hearing of Obi’s petition.


The battle for recognition was ignited by Mrs Dudu Maluga, who sat by Obi’s right-hand side and introduced herself as National Women Leader of the Labour Party and representative of the party in the petition.

Drama erupted when another faction sitting opposite Obi murmured loudly and sought to be recognised as the authentic leaders of the party.


One of them, who introduced himself as Alhaji Bashiru Lamidi Apapa, got up and announced himself as the party’s acting national chairman.


Blaze Fm