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Labour Party Chairman, Julius Abure, and Others Granted Release

Labour Party Chairman, Julius Abure, and Others Granted Release

Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the Labour Party, who was apprehended on Wednesday in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, along with fellow party members, has been set free.

According to Vistanaij Media, Abure and Kelly Ogbaloi, the Edo State Chairman of the party, were detained by a joint team of police officers and operatives from the Department of State Services (DSS).

The arrests were made in response to a petition filed by Comrade Eragbe Anselm Aphimia, the LP Youth Leader purportedly loyal to the factional party chairman, Lamidi Apapa. The petition alleged that the youth leader had been assaulted by certain party members in December 2023.

Abure’s arrest occurred just 48 hours before the party’s primary election for the upcoming gubernatorial polls on September 21 in the state.

However, reliable sources have informed Vistanaij Media that Abure was granted bail on Wednesday evening.

Speaking to supporters on Thursday morning, Abure expressed his gratitude, saying, “I want to thank all of you for your unwavering support and solidarity. We have encountered numerous challenges since the conclusion of the last election.

“Yesterday, as we were making preparations for the primaries, the police swooped in, arrested us over an issue that I won’t discuss at this time due to ongoing investigations.

“However, I want to make it clear that, following various interventions, they have kindly released me on bail.”

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