Edo 2024: Drama as PDP Expels Ex-House of Reps Member, Gives Reason

Edo 2024: Drama as PDP Expels Ex-House of Reps Member, Gives Reason

  • The PDP has expelled the former lawmaker who represented the Oredo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Omoregie Ogbiede-Ihama
  • According to Lawrence Aguebor, the Oredo PDP Ward II chairman, a committee was set up, but the former lawmaker refused to appear before the committee or respond to calls and messages
  • Omoregie Ogbiede-Ihama was suspended over alleged anti-party activities following a unanimous endorsement of the committee's recommendation

Omoregie Ogbiede-Ihama, a former member of the House of Representatives who represented the people of the Oredo Federal Constituency, has been expelled from the House of Representatives over allegations of anti-party activities from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former lawmaker was suspended at the PDP Oredo Ward 2 meeting held at the Airport Road in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

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The PDP in Edo state has suspended Omoregie Ogbiede-Ihama, the immediate past member of the House of Representatives who represented Oredo Federal Constituency in Edo state, over alleged anti-party activities.
PDP suspends ex-House of Reps member Photo Credit: @GovernorObaseki
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According to Leadership, Lawrence Aguebor, the Oredo PDP Ward II chairman, read out the resolution reached at the meeting on Tuesday, June 19.

How PDP suspends ex-Reps member

Aguebor said that the party's ward executives and some stakeholders met two weeks ago and suspended the former lawmaker for 30 days. Subsequently, a disciplinary committee was set up.

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The ward chairman further disclosed that the committee wrote to Ogbiede-Ihama, called him on the phone, and had five sittings, but the former federal lawmaker failed to appear before the disciplinary committee.

He stressed that they had received the committee's report and recommendations, which included his expulsion from the party.

The statement reads in part:

“The offences of Ihama for which he now stands expelled is captured under section 58 (1) a, b, d, e, f, h, l, j, l with the expulsion of Ogbiede Ihama-Omoregie, members of the general public are to cease and desist from doing any business that has to do with the PDP with him.”

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Ogbiede-Ihama's suspension came at a time the governorship election in the state was becoming tense.

Edo: Police arrest PDP campaign spokesperson

Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP deputy director of media in the Edo state governorship election campaign, Reverend Olu Martins, has been arrested by the police.

CP Funsho Adegboye, the Edo state commissioner of police, confirmed the development to journalists on Tuesday, June 11.

The police commissioner said that the comment of the PDP campaign spokesperson was inciting and inflammatory, and he has been charged with court.

Source: Legit.ng

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