Fresh Crisis Looms in Edo PDP

Fresh Crisis Looms in Edo PDP

Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State could be heading for another round of crisis over the conduct of the local government election in the state.

Unconfirmed reports said some leaders of the party are not happy with the Chairman of the PDP in the state, Chief Dan Orbih, for allegedly planning to expel some of them from the party.

A source, who pleaded anonymity, said Orbih had allegedly submitted a list of members to be sent packing from the party in the state to the national body in Abuja.

According to the source, the move is aimed at “ridding the PDP of undesirable members”.

National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, is said to be in favour of the move as he had directed Orbih to reposition the party ahead of the April 20 LG poll in the state.

The source said, “This time around we are going to deal with all anti-party activities within the party once and for all.”

The party was factionalised after the July 14, 2012 governorship election won by the Action Congress of Nigeria’s candidate Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

While both the national and state chapter of the PDP congratulated Oshiomhole, refusing to contest the outcome of the poll, its candidate for the election, Charles Airhiavbere, had since challenged the governor’s victory at the Election Petitions Tribunal.

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