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PDP suspends South-South National Vice Chair Orbih

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its South-South National Vice Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, over actions deemed inconsistent with the party’s constitution.

A statement by Debo Ologunagba, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, said the decision was made during the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

The suspension comes amid allegations concerning Chief Orbih’s conduct related to the upcoming Edo State Governorship election scheduled for September 21, 2024.

The NWC, in its 588th meeting, expressed unanimous condemnation of Orbih’s actions and statements, which were deemed embarrassing and contrary to the expectations of his role.

To address the situation, the NWC has established a six-member investigation committee led by Deputy National Chairman (South) Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja. This committee is tasked with probing the allegations against Orbih, in line with the provisions of the PDP Constitution.

During the investigation period, Chief Dan Orbih is suspended from all NWC meetings, activities, and programs. This suspension underscores the party’s commitment to maintaining discipline and adherence to its constitution.

The PDP’s NWC expressed gratitude for the continued support and solidarity from the people of Edo State, particularly in backing the party’s candidate, Dr. Asue Ighodalo.

The NWC praised Ighodalo’s vision, aligning it with the aspirations of the Edo people for sustained development under the PDP banner.

The NWC also called on all party leaders, stakeholders, and members in Edo State to stay united, focused, and diligent in their efforts to secure victory for the PDP and Dr. Ighodalo in the forthcoming governorship election.

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