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PDP suspends 10 loyalists of Obaseki, Shaibu in Edo State

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The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has has suspended 10 of its members who defected from the All Progressive Congress along with Government Obaseki durirngg last year’s governorship election for alleged anti-party activities.

The suspended members are from the party’s Ward 2, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State and they are considered as loyalists of the state governor and his deputy, which fruther deepend the crisis within the party in the state.

Most of the allegedly suspended members are the new PDP that defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC with Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu.

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The letter for their suspension was signed by the Ward Chairman, Suileman Momodu, Secretary, Elamah Abdulganinu and 17 others on Monday.

They listed their offences to be: “Breaching of the party constitution and manifesto, disobedience and neglect to carryout lawful directive of the party organ and officers of the party;

“Engaging in anti-party activities, engagement in a conduct likely to cause disaffection among members of the party and is likely to distrupt the peaceful, lawful and efficient conduct of the business of the party.”

“Engaging in unauthorised publicity within the party, creating a parallel organ at the ward LGA level and promoting actions that belong to another group under the guise of the party by name, New PDP.”

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