PDP suspends Dan Orbih over actions in Edo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee has suspended its National Vice Chairman (South-South), Dan Orbih, for alleged anti-party activities.

Orbih’s suspension came a few weeks after he was expelled by the Edo State chapter of the party alongside the state’s former deputy governor, Phillip Shaibu, for the same reason.

The PDP chieftain has been under scrutiny for opposing the emergence of Asue Ighodalo as the party’s candidate in the September 21 governorship election in Edo State.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, who confirmed the suspension in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said Orbih’s actions and comments on the Edo State governorship primary are not in line with the party’s constitution.

He added that the NWC had set up a six-member committee, led by Deputy National Chairman (South), Taofeek Arapaja, to investigate Orbih.

The statement read: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its 588th meeting today, Wednesday, July 10, 2024, considered all issues, including complaints on the activities of the National Vice Chairman (South-South) Chief Dan Orbih concerning the September 21, 2024, Governorship election in Edo State

“The NWC at the meeting unanimously condemned the embarrassing actions and utterances of Chief Dan Orbih relating to the Edo State Governorship Primary Election of our great Party which actions and utterances are inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017) and the demand of his office as a national officer of the Party.

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

“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 an investigation by the Committee.”

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