May 9, 2024

Edo guber: How PDP NWC resolved campaign council crisis

Just in: PDP NWC meets 36 state chairmen, stakeholders in Abuja


….Says South-South vice chair has rescinded decision rejecting appointment

By John Alechenu

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has brokered a truce between party leaders who were at loggerheads over the composition of the Edo State Governorship Campaign Council.

The National Vice Chairman South-South, Dan Orbih, had rejected his nomination to serve in the council, but has now rescinded that decision, according to the NWC.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, announced this after the 586th meeting of the NWC which held in Abuja, on Tuesday.

He said the party leadership reviewed all the issues concerning the Edo State chapter of the party during the meeting.
Ologunagba said: “The NWC enjoined all leaders, stakeholders and teeming members of our Party in Edo State to, in the overall interest of the people and that of the PDP, close ranks and work together for the success of the party in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.

“At the meeting, the NWC considered the reaction and or statement credited to the National Vice Chairman (South-South), Dan Orbih on the membership of the Edo State Governorship Election Campaign Council.

“After a thorough review of the issues and in the spirit of unity and reconciliation, the National Vice Chairman (South-South), despite his initial displeasure over the constitution of the Edo State Campaign Council, reconsidered and accepted his inclusion and membership of the Council.

“The NWC urges the people of Edo State to continue in their massive support and solidarity to our party and Governorship Candidate, Dr. Asue Ighodalo ahead of the September 21, 2024 governorship election in the state.