The Labour Party may be considering legal action against Comrade Lamidi Apapa and his supporters in the party over what it described as fake news.
National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party (LP), Pastor Obiora Ifoh, in a WhatsApp group rebuttal, said the news of the Supreme Court judgement on the Imo State gubernatorial matter between Maduka vs. Ukegbu and the LP was fake, which constituted a cybercrime offence punishable under the law.
According to him, there was never a Supreme Court judgement on the Imo State gubernatorial matter between Maduka vs Ukegbu and LP on the said date.
The spokesman of the Labour Party said reports that stated that the Supreme Court had ruled on the matter between Maduka vs. Ukegbu and LP were unfounded as there was no such matter.
His words: “At the Supreme Court yesterday, the three matters that came up for hearing had nothing to do with Apapa.
“This is cybercrime, and the party will be exploring legal options against the originators and dispensers of this fake news. They are also subjecting the judiciary to opprobrium.
Pastor Ifoh, who charged media men to be careful with the report that promotes fake news and makes such platforms liable for cybercrime, said the claim of a CTC of the Judgement to be produced in 48 hours would further unearth the claim.