The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party Monday ratified the suspension of the National South-South Vice Chairman, Dan Orbih, member of the House of Representatives representing Oredo Federal Constituency, Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama; State Secretary of Edo State PDP, Hilary Otsu; the PDP Chairman in Oredo LGA, Oduwa Igbinosun, and the Chairman of PDP in Oredo Ward Four, Mr Friday Enaruna.
Recall the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend, upturned the suspension Orbih by party by loyalists of Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki
The suspension of Orbih and others was ratified by all PDP leaders across the 18 Local Government Areas and the three Senatorial Districts of the State at an enlarge meeting of the leaders of the party, which held in Benin City.
The motion for the ratification of the suspension was moved by Mike Nosa-Ehima, a leader of the PDP in Oredo Local Government Area, and was seconded by Sylvanus Eruaga, a leader of the party from Etsako West LGA.
Addressing the party leaders, Nosa-Ehima said, “all those that have refused to allow the party to grow are being suspended in the interest of the PDP.
Speaking for Edo Central Senatorial district, Mrs Philomena Ihenyen, said, “It is very easy for them to take decisions because they speak one language, saying that their harmonization is almost ready just as she said that all the leaders in the zone are with the governor.
Ihenyen assured that they recognized the governor as their leader in the party because we also have the opportunity to tell our people that you can’t separate the party from the governor.
PDP leader in Edo North, Mr Johnson Abolagba, said that his is optimistic that all the Local Government in the area are almost done with their harmonization process, saying that they would submit their reports ahead of deadline.
Abolagba said that they are not part of those who said he should take government while they take the party, saying that saying such don’t know what they are doing.
He said that News of him joining PDP is one he would not forget in a hurry, saying that the party remain thankful for his Defection to the party.
In his speech, the Representative of Edo South Senatorial district, Mr Osaze Jesuorobo, said that they fault for the governorship seat for twelve years, which they later got on a platter of gold and they must appreciate it.
He stated that they know the importance of being in a ruling party, saying that the Governor is their leader and there is nothing anybody can do about it.
Jesuorobo, assured that they are hundred per cent behind him, adding that they had started suspending some of them and they will continue to suspend them until they have those who are ready to support him and accept him as the party leader.