Orbih’s faction Shuns Edo North PDP Senatorial Rally


The members of the Chief Dan Orbih’s-led faction of the Edo state chapter of the People’s Democratic party PDP were conspicuous absence
at the recent Edo north senatorial rally of the party which took place in Auchi thereby taking a lot of shine off the inroads being made by the party.

Besides raising eyebrows and presenting the PDP as a house divided against itself, the absence of the members of the rival faction shows there is no immediate end to the intractable crisis within the PDP fold in Edo State

The apex court in the land, the Supreme Court recently ruled in the favour of the Obaseki/Shaibu -led faction thereby terminating the back and forth which had trailed the intra-party crisis in the ruling party.

However, the judgment seems not to have gone down well with the Chief Orbih-led faction and instead of fostering the closing of ranks, the decision of the apex further deepened the crisis to the extent that the members of the rival Chief Dan Orbih-led faction have resorted to boycotting party activities.

The duo of Gov Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Hon Phillip Shuaib were present at the Auchi rally to present the PDP flags to the various party candidates in the state and national assembly elections.

Reacting to the absence of the members of the Chief Dan Orbih-led faction at the Auchi rally, a leader of the faction who chose to be. nameless said they were not informed talk less of being invited.

He pointedly accused the state governor of being on a vendetta mission, adding the intra-party crisis would be over in a wink if the governor removes sentiments and acted as the leader he is

The Dan Orbih-led faction of the party which prides itself as the “Legacy Group” is yet to declare its stand on whom to support at the election.

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