Arapaja, five others to investigate suspended PDP chief Orbih

By Babajide Adekunle

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has set up a six-man panel, headed by Mr. Taofeek Arapaja, its national vice chairman (South-West), to investigate its now suspended national vice chairman (South-South), Chief Dan Orbih.

The PDP’s NWC, in its statement, stated that it Orbih’s “actions and utterances are inconsistent with” its constitution and “the demand of his office as a national officer of the Party.”

The party adds that Orbih’s suspension stands pending the conclusion of the committee’s investigation.

TheCornet reports that the party took the decision during its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, held on July 10, 2024.

This medium also reports that Orbih is at loggerheads with Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki and opposes the emergence of Asue Ighodalo as the party’s governorship candidate for the September 2024 poll.

A Federal High Court had recently faulted the exclusion of over 300 delegates from participating in the party congress that produced Ighodalo. However, the feuding parties have interpreted the judgment differently. While those opposed to Ighodalo says the ruling vicariously voided his candidacy, the government and its supporters say otherwise.  The PDP has appealed the judgment.

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