….Edo Chief Judge hails LP National Chairman’s contribution to humanity enormous
THE National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Comrade Barrister Julius Abure has dedicated this year’s Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Benin Lion Bar chapter Award presented to him to the youths and millions of Nigerians who are desirous of birth of a new Nigeria.
Comrade Abure made the remark at the award ceremony organised in his honour and in honour of other awardees who have contributed significantly to bettering the lot of a battered nation and state. The ceremony was held in Benin City, the state’s capital.
“I want to say clearly that this award is one of the most cherished and most appreciated and would remained indelible in my heart.
“It is generally believed that the numerous challenges of our country emanated from poor leadership and I’m sure that was what prompted the Obidient Movement to struggle for a new Nigeria.
“I therefore dedicate this award to the millions of Nigerians who are desirous of a leadership that is purposeful, a leadership that will be dedicated to the economic growth and development of Nigeria, a leadership that will have the courage to fight poverty, fight hunger, fight unemployment, a leadership that will be passionate about the welfare and wellbeing of the people.
“I also want to dedicate this award to the Judiciary, a judiciary that will be courageous and can speak truth to power, a judiciary that will give vent to the yearnings and aspirations of the people, a judiciary that will stand firm and truly reflect the last hope of the common man, a judiciary that will damn the consequences and deliver judgment in the interests of the downtrodden and the violently abused.
“Finally, I want to dedicate this award to members of my immediate family who supported me through thick and thin in our quest to reposition the country”, Comrade Abure said.
Comrade Abure further berated President Tinubu for adopting outdated ancient style of governance and for approving a delegation of 1411 persons for Climate Change conference in United Arab Emirates where N880m was squandered in the process in a poverty ridden country as Nigeria.
“It is obvious that the government of President Tinubu and the APC are not willing to depart from the circumstances that have plunged the nation into economic quagmire in the past.
“How can a country that is borrowing money to pay workers’ wages, a country plagued by insecurity, battered by power collapse, where investors are exiting the country by the day fritter away such humongous amount of resources on a jamboree?
“A sober government should have known that borrowing money to attend conferences while rich nations attended the same event with less than twenty persons bothered on insensitivity and brazen impunity.
“Nigerians have made their point and they are aware that the nation’s salvation lies with the Labour Party as we approach subsequent elections,” Comrade Abure said.
His Lordship, Hon. Justice Daniel Iyobosa Okungbowa, Chief Judge of Edo State who personally presented the award “In Recognition Of Your Immense Contribution To The Advancement Of Humanity” to Comrade Abure said the LP National Chairman’s contributions to Nigeria democracy should be emulated by all.
“We’re proud that one of us, Barrister Julius Abure is at forefront of repositioning the ship of the nation. The legal profession is blessed by having him amongst us and with this well-deserved award, we have no doubts you will be encouraged to do more for the country”, Justice Okungbowa said.
Chairman of the Dinner Committee, Barrister Timothy Obamedo-Woghiren lauded Comrade Abure’s virtue as a humble, committed clean and clearheaded gentleman who has always wanted the best for the country from University days as class mate.
Obamedo-Woghiren, who regularly hosts his professional colleagues said that with the likes of Comrade Abure, there is hope for a new Nigeria.