(Video link): More Crisis In PDP As Obaseki’s Loyalist Suspend Dan Orbih’s LGA Chairman, Kassim
•• Passes vote of confidence on Chief Mike Oghiadomhe.
In what seemed a bondage liberation, the Executives of the Peoples Democratic Party had today, May 15, 2021 held an emergency meeting at the Local Government Secretariat wherein they x-rayed several allegations levelled against Hon. Kassim Abdulkareem, the Local Government Chairman of PDP before, during and after the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo State.
” According to reports from our Fugar Correspondents, it was indeed a somewhat heaving a great sigh of relief by the jubilant members of the PDP, as they appeared to have been operating under siege”
It was alleged and proven that the Party’s Chairman Hon. Kassim Abdulkareem, Mr Sunday Kadiri Secretary, Moses Amagbor Treasurer, Mr. Osikhena Monday publicity secretary, Mr Isaac Erikhumi Organizing Secretary, Mr. Iyonagbe Joseph Ex-official, Mr. Anthony Babatu Vice Chairman and the Financial Secretary Mr. John Itsueli are all guilty of the following allegations:
i) That the Chairman, Secretary and others (mentioned in paragraph 3) are deeply involved in anti-party activities.
ii) that the Chairman, Secretary and others (mentioned in paragraph 3) have been holding official meeting in private residences, instead of the party LGA Secretariat, which clearly negates the modus operandi of the party.
iii) That the Chairman, Secretary and others (mentioned in paragraph 3) have been planning and executing disunity and faction within the Executives of the party.
iv) That the Chairman has been holding factional meetings at his personal residence in sharp contrast to the party’s modus operandi.
v) That the Chairman and others (mentioned in paragraph 3) embezzled the sum N1,000,000 (one million naira) meant for the smooth running of the party, which is indeed a gross misconduct.
vi) That the Chairman failed in his responsibility to uphold the virtues of fairness and equity as enshrined in the party’s constitution.
Against this backdrop, the PDP Chairman of ward one Mr. Emmanuel Osikhena, during an emergency meeting, moved a motion for the suspension of the Chairman alongside his factional officials mentioned above in paragraph 3, which was seconded by the PDP chairman of ward three Comrade Abu Francis Ikhane, with a view to paving way for a proper investigation as they cannot preside over their cases in the interest of fairness, equity and Justice
The entire members of PDP in Etsako Central LGA, Edo State and Nigerians at large are by this notice and publication, take this suspension also as a ‘caveat emptor’ to desist from transacting any official business in correspondence or otherwise of the Peoples Democratic Party with Hon. Kassim Abdulkareem and other suspended official as highlighted above.
To this end, Mr. Isah Michael Aleakhue of ward six and Hon. Benjamin Enakpene of ward four are to Pilot the activities of the LGA as Chairman and Secretary, respectively, in acting capacities, pending further decisions of the party in line with the extant laws.
The entire executives of ward two climaxed the emergency meeting by passing a vote of confidence on Chief Mike Oghiadomhe as a true leader of the party and a custodian of the party’s constitution.
Edo North Media Team