Edo: Labour Party suspends chair over ‘insubordination’ 

The Edo State chapter of Labour Party (LP) has ractified the suspension of its chairman, Hon. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Ativie, over alleged gross

misconduct and insubordination.

The decision was taken at an enlarged meeting of the State Working Committee (SWC) which was attended by local governments area chairmen and secretaries of the party.

The development is coming less than one week after she was sworn-in as caretaker chairman of LP in the state by the national leadership of the party.

Chairman of the LP in Ativie’s Uhunmwonde LGA, Mr. Aghedo Okhiongbamwonyi, said the leadership of her ward 4 had handed out the  suspension.

Okhiongbamwonyi presented a letter dated May 4, 2024 which conveyed embattled Ativie’s suspension to the leadership of LP in the LGA.

The letter was endorsed by Charles Usiesefe and Mike Ighile, the ward chairman and secretary respectively.

In the letter, the party leadership cautioned her to restrain from holding out or parading herself as member of LP. 

Besides, a letter dated May 30, 2024 which affirmed her suspension by the local government was tendered before the enlarged meeting of the SWC.