The high court of the Federal Capital Territory says it has the jurisdiction to entertain the suit filed by 8 aggrieved members of the Labour Party accusing the party’s suspended National chairman Julius Abure of forgery.
Ruling on the preliminary objection filed by Mr Abure challenging his suspension, the court held it has the jurisdiction to hear the matter, and the claimants were right to have brought the matter by originating summons.
Justice Muazu Hamza adjourned till 17th May for hearing in the substantive suit.
The claimants had accused Mr Abure of forging court documents including receipts and the seal of the FCT High Court which they had allegedly used in the substitutions of Labour Party candidates in the 2023 general election.
The court had on April 5, 2023 granted an interim order restraining the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP) Julius Abure, the National Secretary, Farouk Ibrahim and two others from parading themselves as National Officers of the party.