PDP NWC upturns Orbih’s suspension by Obaseki’s loyalists

PDP NWC upturns Orbih’s suspension by Obaseki’s loyalists

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has upturned the alleged suspension of Chief Dan Orbih, South South Vice Chairman from the party by loyalists of Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki.

Recall that some leaders Edo North Senatorial district of PDP on Thursday in a Communique read by Mr Charles Erikhumhi after the meeting of the leadership of the PDP in the zone held in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo, suspended Orbih from the party for allege anti-party activities.

But the national Publicity Secretary,
Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement on Friday said the suspension of Orbih better known as ‘Kulukulu’ by “the Edo North Senatorial leadership of the party, is statutorily beyond its powers, and to that effect a nullity”.

The statement urged “the State Chapter of the party to be guided by the provisions of the Constitution of our great party, with regard to imposition of sanctions on party officers at any level stressing that the rules are clear and must be adhered to”.

“The NWC however assures that it is taking strong steps to ensure amicable resolution of all issues and ensure that the interests of all member in the chapter are protected”.

It also said: “The NWC urges all members in Edo state to remain united and focused, especially at this time that Nigerians are looking up to our party for direction ahead of the 2023 general elections”.

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According to the statement, “While the national leadership notes the issues and complaints raised by stakeholders in Edo state, it however charges the chapter to be guided by the provisions of the Constitution of our great party, with regard to imposition of sanctions on party officers at any level stressing that the rules are clear and must be adhered to.

“Consequently, the purported suspension of the National Vice Chairman, South-South, Chief Dan Orbih, a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of our party, by the Edo North Senatorial leadership of the party, is statutorily beyond its powers, and to that effect a nullity.

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