Two days to the Governorship and State Assembly elections, the State Working Committee of the Labour Party in Benue State has passed a vote of no confidence and suspended indefinitely the Chairman of the Party Comrade Ibrahim Idoko Otene for anti-party activities.
The decision which was taken on Thursday evening in Makurdi was in compliance with the disciplinary measures of the party as stated in Articles 18 and 20 of the party’s constitution after an emergency meeting of the State Working Committee
In the meeting, details of Idoko’s hobnobbing activities with the PDP were reviewed and his sole endorsement of the PDP candidate were condemned even as members were urged to disregard with immediate effect the endorsement as null and void.
The meeting appointed Deputy Chairman of the party in Benue South Senatorial District Zone C Elder Pius Ominyi to act as Chairman of the party until the investigative panel concludes it investigations.
A statement by the acting Chairman directed all structures of the party and Obidients in general to go out en masse and vote for Rt. Hon. Herman Iorwase Hembe for Governor and all Labour Party candidates for House of Assembly on Saturday March 18th 2023.