Tenure elongation: Chieftain raises alarm for PDP in Edo

A Former vice chairman of Ikpoba Okha local government area in Edo State, Jeffrey Osamede Edorodion, has threatened a court action if the National leadership of the party fail to dissolve the state executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and conduct fresh congresses.
Edorodion urged the party’s national leadership to carry out the dissolution before the conduct of the 2020 gubernatorial election in the state.
The party chieftain who stated this in an interview with journalists in Benin-City said the exco dissolution would enhance party cohesion, peace and unity.

According to Edorodion, “We call on the Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, the Board of Trustees and the South-South Governors, particularly the Rivers state governor, Nysom Wike to look into this matter.”
Edorodion said the national leadership of the party should dissolve the Dan Orbih-led state executive and conduct  new state congresses as he has served the mandatory eight years of two tenures provided for in the party’s constitution.
He decried the alleged plan to forcefully extend the tenure of the current state  executive, warning that allowing the present executive to midwife the conduct of the next year’s governorship primaries without congresses would spell doom for the party in Edo.

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