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Edo PDP Slams One Month Suspension On Guber Aspirant

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Posted: Jun 27, 2016 at 6:25 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

Francis Onoiribholo

Benin – Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday announced the suspension of Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, one of the party’s governorship aspirants in the just concluded gubernatorial primaries.

The party said that Hon. Iduoriyekemwen was suspended for one month for allegedly associating with Alhaji Ali Modu-Sheriff’s faction with the intention to destabilise the party in the state.

This was contained in a communiqué read by Mr. Chris Nehikhare, the party’s Publicity Secretary, after an emergency meeting of the State Working Committee in Benin on Sunday.

The party, however, recommended Hon. Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayima, the member of the House of Representatives, representing Egor/ Ikpoba-Okha Federal Constituency, to the National Caretaker Committee for disciplinary action in accordance with Chapter 10 of the party’s constitution for also associating with Alhaji Modu Sheriff with a view to destabilise the party in the state.

The communiqué read as follows, “At the State Working Committee meeting held on Sunday, June 26, 2016, it was resolved as follows:  That Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen in associating with Alhaji Modu Sheriff with the intention to destabilise the party in the state amounts to anti-party activity.

“Consequently, Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen is hereby suspended from the party for one month, pending further disciplinary action in accordance with Chapter 10 of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Constitution of 2012 (as amended).

“All party members in the state are enjoined to refrain forthwith from associating or in any way dealing with Alhaji Modu Sheriff, Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen and Hon E.J. Agbonayima pending the conclusion of the disciplinary processes now being undertaken by the party.

“All those party members said to have been appointed into the kangaroo caretaker committee announced by Alhaji Modu Sheriff are advised to ignore the appointment and stay away from the committee.”

The Edo PDP had its gubernatorial primary on the June 20 2016 and three aspirants participated. The process, which was chaired by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and watched live on national television, was ad1judged free, fair and transparent.

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was declared winner with 584 votes, while Matthew Iduoriyekemwen scored 91 and Chief Solomon Edebiri 38 votes.

“With the successful completion of the primary, the party immediately activated its post primary conflict resolution mechanism by reaching out to the losers of the election to assuage their loss in the democratic contest.

“Inasmuch as we tried, we discovered that one of the aspirants was adamant in working against the tenets of our party. His behavior and utterances immediately after his loss have become not only embarrassing to the party but also to the vast majority of Edolites who are yearning for a change of government and party in Edo State.

“He has teamed up with the embattled former national chairman of our party and even gone ahead to purchase a kangaroo nomination form for the same governorship slot which he lost just a few days ago. His behaviour is unacceptable, irresponsible and selfish.

“This conduct is not surprising as the State Working Committee  has uncovered his unholy alliance with the Governor Adams Oshiomhole led government of Edo State to destabilise Edo PDP in their desperate attempt to retain power in the forthcoming gubernatorial election,” the party said in the communiqué.

The party said that despite the unholy plot, Edo people were wiser and were prepared to effect a change of government by voting in Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the September 10 election.

The party enjoined members to disregard the antics of Alhaji Modu Sheriff and Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen in their desperate attempt to discredit the outcome of the governorship primary held on June 20, 2016 at which Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was duly nominated as the candidate of the party.



Comments (1)

  • Jun 27, 2016 at 10:50 am ahmed y usman

    hahahaha pdp wahala again

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