Labour Party Rejects Another Defector
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Labour Party Rejects Another Defector
The name of the former House of Assembly Speaker who recently joined the party from the ruling All Progressives Congress was submitted to INEC by LP.
“The house also unanimously called on the national authority of the party and the state executive of the party to urgently do the needful and reinstate Hon. Murphy P. Imasuen as the rightful candidate representing Orhionmwon/Uhunmwonde Federal Constituency in the interest of the goodwill of the party as failure to do so will amount to unlawful imposition and subversion of the collective will of the people of the constituency, which will be fully resisted.
“Moreso, when it has been confirmed that Hon. Elizabeth U. Ativie participated actively in All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representative primaries in May, 2022 and therefore barred by the Electoral Act of 2022 from contesting in another party’s primaries. Thus, any attempt to allow her continue, may lead to unwanted litigation by opposition parties that can ruin the efforts and success of Labour Party. Pretence and/or recalcitrant by Hon. Elizabeth U. Ativie to repudiate appeal and neglect this fact is a solid pointer to one fact that she is being sponsored to destabilise Labour Party.
“Finally, the constituency wishes to strongly reiterate that it has been resolved that Hon. Murphy P. Imasuen is the rightful candidate elected by the constituency and not Hon. Elizabeth U. Ativie. It is our final cry therefore that Hon. Murphy P. Imasuen should be urgently reinstated. We therefore call on concerned Labour Party authorities and support groups to prevail on Barr. Julius Abure, the National Labour Party Chairman to reinstate Hon. Murphy P. Imasuen as our candidate for the House of Representative, Orhionmwon/Uhunmwonde Federal Constituency with immediate effect.”