Edo PDP berates scribe over institution of court case against party


The State Working Committee SWC of the Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the state party secretary, Chief Hilary Otsu for instituting a legal action against the party calling for the disqualifications of PDP candidates in the last concluded council polls .

The State Working Committee (SWC) which is the party highest organ statement was part of the resolutions released by the party at the meeting held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 in Benin.

The meeting was chaired by the state chairman of the party, Dr Tony Aziegbemi.

While condemning the action of the state secretary of the party, Otsu for instituting the suit the SWC applauded the efforts of the leaders of the party in reconciling its members.

The Secretary was advised to withdraw the suit immediately.

The party organ similarly commended Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki over the fatherly and matured manner he handled the feud between him and the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu and urged them to work together for the interest of the state.

The SWC also lauded the steps taken by Governor Obaseki to alleviate the plight of Edo people occasioned by the recent removal of subsidy on petroleum products by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government.

“The SWC applauded the state leader of the party, His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki over the fatherly and matured way he handled the feud with his Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Comrade Philip Shaibu. It urged the duo to work harmoniously together for the overall interest of the party and the state in general.

“The SWC noted with satisfaction the positive steps taken by His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State , to ameliorate the hardships being suffered by the citizens of Edo State occasioned by the sudden removal of fuel subsidy by the APC led Federal Government”.

“The SWC once again congratulated the State Governor, State Party Chairman, Dr Tony Aziegbemi and the entire Edo PDP family over the landslide victories recorded by the party during the just concluded councils polls. It urged the elected council chairmen and Councilors to hit the ground running so as to complement the determination of the Obaseki led administration to finish strong.

“The SWC applauded the steps taken so far by the leaders of the party across the state towards ensuring a genuine reconciliation in the party. It noted that appointments made so far by the Governor have been all inclusive”.

On the issue of absenteeism at SWC meetings, the SWC urged members to endeavour to attend meetings and admonished those who issue unauthorised statements on behalf of the Edo State chapter of PDP to desist from it henceforth, adding that it will no longer be tolerated.

“The SWC noted that this was its 8th meeting this year and 7 members have deliberately been absent in all the meetings.

The SWC advised the members concerned to retrace their steps by attending the next meeting on October 8, 2023.

“The SWC frowned at the release of unauthorized statements on behalf of the SWC by some members. This it noted will no longer be tolerated. It directed that all official statements must be approved by the SWC or the chairman as the case may be before going to press”.

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