PDP expels former Edo deputy governor Shaibu, two others for anti-party activities


Shaibu’s expulsion was announced on Wednesday by the leadership of the Edo chapter of the party.
Also expelled was the national vice chairman (South-South) of the party, Dan Orbih.

Former Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has been expelled from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Shaibu’s expulsion was announced on Wednesday by the leadership of the Edo chapter of the party.
The national vice chairman (South-South) of the party, Dan Orbih, was also expelled.
The development is contained in a statement issued in Benin by the party’s state publicity secretary, Ogie Vasco.
According to Vasco, Shaibu and Orbih were expelled for anti-party activities, according to PDP.
Vasco said also expelled for the same reason was Omorgie Ihama, a former House of Representatives member, who represented Oredo Federal Constituency.
He said the decision was taken on Wednesday at a meeting attended by nine members of the state working committee at the party secretariat.
“The SWC has extensively deliberated on the issue and resolved to expel, with immediate effect, Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman South South.
“It also decided to expel Phillip Shaibu and upheld the expulsion of Ogbeide-Ihama from Ward 2, Oredo Local Government Area,” he said.
Reacting, Orbih told journalists that the body is not empowered to suspend a member of the national working committee or expel anybody without following the provision of the party’s constitution.

“When a group of persons sits down to make pronouncement that are unconstitutional it only showed that they are ignorant of the constitution of the party.
“That is all I have to say about that and nothing more,” Mr Orbih told journalists.

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