Edo State Labour Party has suspended Mr Murphy Imasuen indefinitely from the party over anti party activities and continued Intransigent for hobnobbing with the rusticated Lamidi Apapa’s faction and for bringing the entire party structure into disrepute.
The decision was taken last week by the state’s Labour Party EXCO after reviewing Mr Murphy Imasuen’s activities over the last few months and comes to the conclusion that Murphy must be stopped in his tracks before he does further damage to the party.
The state party chairman Comrade Kelly Ogbaloi told journalists in Edo State that the only option left for the state party leadership was to suspend Mr Murphy pending the ratification of the decision for final expulsion from the party.
“The state EXCO has taken the decision for Murphy’s immediate suspension from our party for his abominable intransigence and outright desecration of our great party’s constitution.
“Apart from hobnobbing with Lamidi Apapa’s faction and other renegade elements in the party, Murphy has set up parallel state EXCO in the state with the help of his sponsors in Abuja and we’re not going to fold our hands and allow such banal insubordination to take foothold in our party.
“We have laboured to build this party over the last 24 years in the state, the likes of Murphy only saw the need to use the platform to burnish their selfish and primitive ambitions the moment Mr Peter Obi joined the party.
“Today, Murphy and his cohorts who pretended to love Mr Peter Obi and horridly joined the Labour Party are the same felons who are asking the tribunal handling Mr Peter Obi and the Labour Party’s case in Abuja to stop the trial of the stolen mandate”, Comrade Ogbaloi said.
At a press briefing at the state Labour Party’s Secretariat in Benin City, the State Chairman, Comrade Kelly Ogbaloi told Journalists that the only way to salvage party was to uproot sulphurous politicians like Murphy Imasuen for bringing the party into disrepute.
“The Edo State Labour Party EXCO met to review its activities and take reports from the state working committee (SWC) on the day to day running of our great party and immediately before it was the continued intransigence of Mr. Murphy Paul Imasuen and his collaborators, against the party he called his own.
The exhibition of alien rascality, dangerous exhumation, that has crystalized him as a non- party man, unyielding attitude to reasonable persuasions, gross insubordination to legally constituted authority of the party, reckless publications of party policy issues, without due authorization and deep participation in the recent infringement on the party, created unintelligently by Apapa Lamidi, a tragic power seeker of a mean nature.
“All these in spite of unparallel resilience deployed by the party, especially at the state level, exco became considerably constrained to co-inhibit further with these characters in the same confines, and resolved as hereunder:
“That Mr. Paul Murphy Imasuen is suspended indefinitely from Labour Party. Other suspended from the party along with him are Mr. Ikuoyemwen Ehiwe, Mr. Jegede Idemudia, Captain Oronsaye Augustine.
“Finally, party hierarchy gave no attention to an alleged outrageous social miscreant, Agho Blessing who incidentally we understood, is Mr. Murphy Paul Imasuem’s mistress, because she is not a member of Labour Party”, the statement reads.