Edo: State PDP expels Philip Shaibu, Dan Orbih And Ogbeide-Ihama


The crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has opened another page

Days ago, the former deputy governor of the State announced his decision to support the Candidate of the opposition party which angered his party, now, the executives of the party in the State has announced the expulsion of Hon Philip Shaibu, Dan Orbih and Hon Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama from the party.

The State executives led by Anthony Aziegbemi made the pronouncement.

Orbih is the National Vice Chairman South-South of the party, Shaibu is the former deputy governor of the state, and Ogbeide-Ihama was a two-time lawmaker and the immediate past Oredo Federal Constituency Representative in the National Assembly.

The party’s State Publicity Secretary, Ogie Vasco, disclosed this in a statement in Benin City.

Vasco, who said the expulsion was with immediate effect, added that they were expelled for anti-party activities.

He said the State Working Committee has upheld their suspension and expulsion.

According to him, the SWC extensively deliberated on the issue and resolved to expel with immediate effect Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman South-South, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, and upheld the expulsion of Hon Ogbeide-Ihama from Ward 2, Oredo Local Government Area.

Reacting to the News: Chief Dan Orbih described the action as the work of idle persons and busybodies.

He added that they don’t have the power to suspend a member of the National Working Committee.

“When a group of persons who are idle and have nothing to do sit down to make pronouncements that are unconstitutional, it only shows that they are ignorant of the constitution of the party.

“They don’t have any power to even suspend or expel anybody without strictly following the provisions of the party’s constitution.