PDP Suspends Wike’s Ally Dan Orbih, Reason Emerges

PDP Suspends Wike’s Ally Dan Orbih, Reason Emerges

  • Chief Dan Orbih has been suspended by the PDP NWC as the national vice chairman for alleged anti-party activity
  • Orbih was barred from all party activities pending an investigation into his conduct regarding the upcoming Edo state governorship election
  • The PDP confirmed the development via a statement by its national publicity secretary, Debo Ologunagba on Wednesday, July 10

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its national vice chairman (South-South), Dan Orbih, for his alleged involvement in sabotaging the party’s efforts in Edo state.

PDP suspends south-south national vice chairman
PDP suspended Dan Orbih and also set up a six-man probe committee. Photo credit: @OfficialPDPNig
Source: Twitter

Recall that the PDP Edo state chapter has been dealing with internal conflicts since the governorship primary election on February 22, 2024, which resulted in Asue Ighodalo becoming the governorship candidate.

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As a result, dissatisfied party members took the party to court. Justice Inyang Ekwo invalidated the primary election in a judgment that contested the exclusion of 378 delegates.

On Wednesday, the PDP appealed the judgment.

Why Dan Orbih was suspended as vice chairman

But in a statement released on Wednesday, July 10, by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, the PDP explained that Orbih’s actions and comments regarding the Edo State Governorship Primary Election are not in line with the party’s constitution.

Ologunagba revealed that the National Working Committee has established a six-member committee, led by Deputy National Chairman (South) Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, to investigate Orbih.

Part of the statement read:

"Consequently, the NWC has set up a six-member committee headed by the Deputy National Chairman (South) Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, to investigate the issue pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the Party.

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"In the meantime, the NWC forthwith suspends Chief Dan Orbih from participating in all meetings, activities and programs of the NWC pending the conclusion of investigation by the Committee."

Edo Guber: Obaseki's brother dumps PDP

In another report, Benjamin Obaseki, another prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, has decided to leave the party.

Benjamin, who is a relative of Governor Obaseki, was a member of Ward 10 and a former official of the Oredo Local Government chapter of the party.

This was contained in a letter dated June 12, 2024, addressed to the local government chairman of the party, Obaseki expressed his resignation with deep regret.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.