By GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE
BENIN—EDO State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, weekend, shunned the Speaker of House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, at the palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, in Benin, Edo State.
Although Tambuwal had said that he was still a member of the PDP, the incident at the palace of the Oba of Benin, where he was ignored by members of his party, may have indicated otherwise.
The Edo State chapter of PDP executive, led by its chairman, Chief Dan Orbih and Tambuwal were at the palace of the Oba to commiserate with him on the death of his wife, Queen (Oloi) Esther, who passed on last week.
Orbih and his executive were the first to arrive at the palace and were waiting to be ushered in to see the Benin monarch, when Tambuwal and his entourage, made up of mainly of All Progressives Congress, APC, members of the House of Representatives from the state, came and were ushered in to see the Oba.
After seeing the Oba, the Speaker was driven away in his waiting car as other dignitaries tried to exchange pleasantries with him except members of his party, the PDP.