June 25, 2024

Edo Labour Party Gets New Local Govt Chairmen, Secretaries

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By Simeon OSAJIE

New Chairmen and Secretaries of the 18 local government chapters of the Labour Party (LP) in Edo State have been sworn in by the State Caretaker Committee led by Rt. Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie.

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The swearing ceremony which has in attendance Hon. Murphy Osaro-Omoruyi, member Federal House of Representatives, Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency, was conducted in Benin City, Edo Statre capital on the directive of the national secretariat of the party chaired by Barrister Julius Abure.

Inaugurating the new Local Government Chairmen, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Rt. Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie said the National secretariat of the party dissolved the previous executive due to the expiration of their tenure and consequently constituted a caretake committee.

She said the local government chairmen and secretaries are to midwife a fresh election to usher in new executive in a congress that will be held soon across State.

She urged the new local government leadership to put in place measures that will ensure victory for the party during the September 21, 2024 Governorship Election in the state with Barrister Olumide Osaigbovo Akpata as the party’s flag bearer.

Hon. Mrs. Ativie urged members of the public to disregard any action of the former executive of the party led by Comrade Kelly Ogbaloi as their tenure ended in April, 2024 with her as the new LP chairman in Edo state.

Speaking, the member Representing Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Murphy Osaro Omoruyi congratulated the new local government leadership of the Labour Party and urged them to work in unity to achieve victory.

Hon. Omoruyi described Rt. Hon Mrs. Ativie as a fearless and result oriented politician that will take Labour Party to a higher level.

The State Secretary of LP, Hon. Oses Eromosele and the 3 Senatorial Vice Chairmen of the party, Cosmas lrabor Edo Central, Jolly lsokpeyi Edo North and Uwagie Odigie, Edo South jointly renewed their support for the Abure-led Labour Party at the National level.

The chairmen and secretaries of the party had earlier subscribed to their oath of office with a promise to remain dedicated and committed to the party at both Local, State and National levels.

The State Legal Adviser, Barrister A. M. I. Imakhu, the State Woman Leader, Mrs. lsoken Tongo and the Youth Leader, Mr. Ken Omusi assured that Labour Party will win the forthcoming Governorship election in Edo State and urged all members of the party to be dedicated to the party.

Meanwhile, Edo State Labour Party has lifted the suspension order placed on 308 members of the party in the state.

In a statement, Chairman of the party, Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Ativie called on those whose suspension has just been lifted to fuse into the party towards ensuring victory for the party in the forthcoming Governorship election in Edo state come September, 21, 2024.

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