July 21, 2024

Edo North PDP Leaders Takes Stand On Edo 2024 Guber Election, Rally Support For Orbih’s Leadership

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As the race for Edo Governorship election heats up, the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) drawn from Edo North Senatorial District have distanced themselves from made by a group of ‘ex-officers’ on the September 2024 election in the state.

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Their rejection is contained in a statement issued today, November 22, 2023 and sent to Midwest Herald. The statement reads: “The Edo North PDP Progressive Leaders Forum notes with grave sadness and apprehension the purported statement issued by a group of former office holders concerning the political situation and imminent Governorship elections in  Edo state .

“The forum wishes to state that it is in no way supportive of the position held by these ex-office holders who claim to speak on behalf of  Edo North Leaders .

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“The forum states the need to depart from unproductive matters, that the exigencies of the time demand a firm, honest, collective, progressive, and forward thinking approach as it affects the party.”

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Below are the resolutions reached by the PDP leaders:

  • The political situation in Edo sate fueled and driven by the Governor can not be allowed to produce the party’s candidate in the next election.
  • The forum totally condemns the divisive and reckless statements of the party Chairman which is tantamount to introducing  tribal politics  into Edo state and thus bringing the PDP into disrepute.
  • The forum further notes that the State Chairman of the party should, as a matter of honour, resign with immediate effect.
  • The forum agreed unanimously that the candidate of the party must emerge from a democratic process guided by the party’s guidelines.
  • The forum believes in the fundamental democratic right of any aspirant from any part of the state to contest the Governorship elections.
  • Furthermore, this fundamental right is a constitutional right enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended)
  • The forum states very vigorously that the process must be open to all party members whose contributions and presence in party affairs and matters are well documented over several years.
  • The forum notes with appreciation the staunch and  indefatigable position on fundamental issues of integrity and justice for the PDP canvassed by Chief  Dan Orbih.
  • The forum passed a vote of confidence on the Leader of the party and South -South Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih.
  • The forum further urges all loyal PDP members across Edo North and, indeed, the state to rally round its leader, Chief Dan Orbih, as we approach 2024.

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The communique was signed by selected leaders, including Hajiya Hadizat Umoru, Hon Oladele Bankole-Balogun, Prince Ugbodagha, Hon Jega, Alhaji Chief Sule Duru Yesufu, Richard Ehimegbai, Barr. Tony Innih and Eng. Fred Attah. Others are Subedetu Egbeadokhai, Mrs Aroyame, Moses Ikiroda and Mike Abekhe.

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