Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended the Edo State Executive Committee of the party, saying the suspension is in line with the provisions of section 31 (2) (e) of the PDP constitution.



Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended the Edo State Executive Committee of the party, saying the suspension is in line with the provisions of section 31 (2) (e) of the PDP constitution.
The faction said in a statement on Saturday signed by Mr. Sheriff and the National Secretary of his faction, Adewale Oladipo, that the suspension was part of the decision taken at its NWC meeting on June 21.
It said the decision followed various petitions alleging irregularities at the last state congresses that was meant to elect state executive committee for the chapter.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) decided to suspend the Committee instead of outright dissolution to enable it investigate the allegations and come out with a fair and just decision,” the statement said.
The faction said the NWC has also appointed a caretaker committee to manage the affairs of Edo State PDP for the constitutional stipulated period of three months.
The committee, it said, has Ebenezer Alabi as chairman and Zealiwe Edmund as secretary. Other members are Ehimekpen Okharedia, Melody Osagie, Blessing Agbabaku, Negerese Berry, Daniel Asekhame and Dan Omozokpai.
In a swift response, the Edo state chapter of the PDP said Mr. Sheriff has no power to sack its executive committee.
In a statement by its chairman, Dan Orbih, the state chapter said Mr. Sheriff’s action has shown that he was not a true member of the PDP.

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