June 20, 2024

Crisis Deepens in Edo PDP, as Group Fingers Aiziegbemi

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The crisis brewing between Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu has snowballed into a fresh dimension as some Edo North PDP members have distanced themselves from the peace moves being initiated by Edo state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anthony Aziegbemi.

The members who described the moves by the party chairman as premature, cautioned him against initiating actions that would further complicate the situation.

Their position was made public today. The leaser of the a former Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, said the  ill-conceived actions of the Deputy Governor were too deep to be treated in periphery.

“We are not opposed to peace moves but we will not be party to any cosmetic approach to resolving issues just on the surface.

“Talking about peace is very laughable while same person is sustaining legal charges against the governor who is the leader of the party.

“Withdrawal of all court actions must precede any peace move, else it will be like pouring water inside a basket.

“Any resolution must commence from Edo North after the withdrawal of the court case and the Deputy Governor should be humble enough to initiate that; we need to hear from him the reasons behind his ugly power-play which has become a slant on the Afemai people.”

Adjoto accused Shaibu of having surreptitious power mongering.

“Shaibu’s surreptitious  power mongering has drenched the state with one political crisis to another; behind the curtain, he initiated the Oshiomhole/Ize-Iyamu crisis in 2014, Odubu/Oshiomhole crisis in 2015, Obaseki/ Oshiomhole crisis, the G-14 lawmakers, Obaseki/Wike crisis, Orbih/Obaseki crisis, Legacy PDP quagmire, and many others all in a bid of sustaining relevance; as such, the state chairman should not be hoodwinked into meddling in issues that will endanger the party, he said.” Adjoto alleged.

Midwest Herald gathered from some of the PDP members that they suspect Aiziegbemi’s position maybe connected to his gubernatorial ambition.

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