Chairman of the Edo State Chapter of the Labour Party, Kelly Ogbaloi has dismissed the purported suspension of the national chairman, Julius Abure, noting that the action was carried out by people not known to the party.
Ogbaloi in a signed press statement on Saturday said the names credited to have suspended the national chairman were not known as members of Labour party in Esan East, Ward 4 and as such do not have the locus for such action.
He said, “I must say that the Labour Party in Edo has nothing to do with the purported suspension of the national chairman, Barr. Julius Abure.
“The strange names like Martin Osigbemhe, Lucky Shaibu, Iseh Zekeri, Omogbai Faruk, Abokhailu Aliu, Ayohkaire Lateef and Job Elamah are unknown to the leaders and members of the party in the affected area, thus their actions, in whatever form, are inconsequential, null and void which should be disregarded in its entirety by the general public.
Ogbaloi also described the signatories to the suspension as faceless people with the sole intention of dragging the name of the party into the mud.
He added, “We are law abiding people in our party that is working hard to ensure we build a new Nigeria of our dreams. So, these faceless people just want to paint a different narrative which we are not ready to succumb to at this time.
“No faceless group of people would be allowed to start spreading falsehood about our National Chairman after he has put in so much effort to build the party. We would resist it with our collective strengths.
“We have checked the record of our members both at the State and LGA, those names are not in our register. If really, they are our members, why are they afraid to use their real names? They know the implication of their action.”
Meanwhile, the leadership of the party in Edo State has passed a vote of confidence on the national chairman. The state party leader also reaffirmed its confidence in his performance and declared their support for him.