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Edo PDP: Orbih Mocks Expulsions, Says Purveyors Ignorant Of Party Constitution



Orbih Shaibu

The crisis in the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was on Wednesday boiling over after some officials of the party claimed to have expelled the National Vice-Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih along with the recently removed deputy governor of the party, Comrade Philip Shaibu. had earlier reported that some persons claiming to be officials of the party claimed to have also expelled erstwhile party leader, Engr Omoregie Ogbiede-Ihama.

Orbih has, however, mocked at the move describing those who claimed to have carried out the expulsion as impostors ignorant of the constitution of the party.

The news of the expulsions was dispensed in a statement issued in Benin by the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Mr Ogie Vasco.

He, however, did not give details of those who were present at the meeting.

Vasco said the decision was taken on Wednesday at a meeting attended by nine members of the State Working committee at the party secretariat.

“The SWC has extensively deliberated on the issue and resolved to expel, with immediate effect, Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman South South.

“It also decided to expel Phillip Shaibu and upheld the expulsion of Ogbeide-Ihama from Ward 2, Oredo Local Government Area “, he said.

Reacting, Orbih told newsmen the SWC had no powers to suspend a member of the National Working Committee or expel anybody without following the provision of the party’s constitution.

“When a group of persons sits down to make pronouncement that are unconstitutional it only showed that they are ignorant of the constitution of the party.

“That is all I have to say about that and nothing more,” Orbih told newsmen in reaction to the news that he had been expelled. (NAN)

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