July 21, 2024

Edo PDP Crisis Worsens as Orbih Hits Governor Mbah Over Role in Congress “Nollywood Movie”

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By Reporter

National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-South, Chief Dan Orbih has taken a swipe at Governor Peter Mbah for playing a role in the Nollywood Movie that he said was acted as an Ad-Hoc delegate election in Edo State, yesterday February 4, 2024.

Speaking to nine of the ten aspirants who visited him in his Benin City residence to protest the conduct of the delegate election, Orbih told them that they would not walk alone as their protests would not go in vain.

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Orbih, a former chairman of the party in the state who served as Governor Godwin Obaseki’s campaign manager in the 2020 governorship election, vowed that the cry that a stranger would not fly the ticket of the party would not end up in vain.

The protests of the nine aspirants followed reports of the adulteration of the election officers for the ward ad-hoc election, a development that led to the withdrawal of Governor Seyi Makinde from his role as chairman of the PDP Committee to supervise the ad-hoc election.

A scene from yesterday’s exercise

Nine of the ten aspirants with the notable exception of Asue Ighodalo had earlier petitioned Makinde and the National Working Committee, NWC alleging that the list of election officers had been adulterated with Edo and Delta State government officials.

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Addressing the aspirants and other party officials in his Benin City residence, Orbih while commending the courage of the aspirants in standing against the might of Governor Obaseki said: “I salute your courage, I salute your commitment. We appreciate you all. Your struggle and effort is not personal but for our collective interest and dream of a better Edo state.

“What took place yesterday, was Obaseki’s ad-hoc delegate election and not PDP. I have listened to the position of the aspirants who disassociated themselves from yesterday’s show of shame purportedly supervised by the Governor of Enugu who flew into Benin and after meeting Governor Obaseki in Government House went with him to George Idah collation centre to record a television scene to justify the illegalities carried out across the state.

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“Let me join all of you to condemn and reject the shameless show of yesterday. I am happy the aspirants are taking steps to set aside the sad Nollywood event of yesterday.

“Be assured that like Liverpool fans, you will never walk alone. I appeal to all party faithful to remain calm. I will once again declare that Edo PDP will not support a stranger for the 2024 Guber election.

All nine angry aspirants

“They are writing all sorts in the social media, but like they say a ripe fruit attracts stones and arrows. We shall overcome.”

Midwest Herald investigation revealed that several elected councilors and aides to governor Godwin Obaseki were seen acting the role of election officers across the state.

In a particular instance, the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Blessing Agbebaku was reportedly listed as one of those that conducted the now highly controversial election.

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