THE acting National Chairman of the Labour Party, Lamidi Apapa, has honored his promise to return to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal after his failed attempt on Wednesday.
The party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, was also there as the tribunal resumed today exchanging pleasantries with counsel for the respondents.
Apapa stated yesterday that he would return to the Abuja tribunal.
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“Maybe by the next one, I will be recognised,” he stated, adding that he tried to attend the proceeding on Wednesday to assert his authority as the party’s acting national chairman.
Apapa was noticed sitting towards the back of the courtroom, rather than in the space intended for Labour Party representatives.
This follows his brief appearance before the tribunal two days ago, when he attempted to take one of the seats reserved for LP leaders.
Some party members, however, resisted him, resulting in a yelling confrontation.
As the two camps brought representation, the tribunal refused to hear the LP’s case.
Justice Haruna Tsamani stated that if two people appear for the party, their appearance would not be recorded.
The tribunal continued the pre-hearing proceedings till today.
While being whisked out of the courtroom, Apapa was inundated with boos and jeers as members of the party in the camp of the National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure, taunted him.