Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama has fixed May 12 for ruling in a preliminary objection filed by the chairman of Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure and others.
The other respondents are the national secretary, Alhaji Farouk Ibrahim, Clement Ojukwu and Oluchi Opara.
They are challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain a matter filed by Martins Esikpali John; Lucky Shaibu; Isah Zekeri; Omogbai Frank; Abokhaiu Aliu; Ayohkaire Lateef; John Elomah and Dr Ayobami Arabambi.
The plaintiffs are seeking the removal of the four respondents through an ex-parte motion, marked M/7082/2023, brought before the court.
Justice Muazu adjourned the matter until May 12 after listening to the submissions of the counsel in the matter.
At the resumed hearing, counsel for the first and secnd respondents, Alex Ejesieme SAN, informed the court that he filed an application dated April 13.
He said the application was seeking to challenge the jurisdiction of the court to adjudicate in the matter brought before it by the claimants.
He told the court that the plaintiffs invaded LP’s secretariat and vandalised it against the court order.
Ejesieme told the court that since the order was made that his clients had not violated it.