The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 4, Oredo Local Government Area, Friday Ihama has been suspended for alleged anti-party activities.
All Facts News reports that Ihama has immediately been replaced by Prince Courage Uyi Ogiefa.
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki is a member of Ward 4, Oredo LGA.
The State Assistant Financial Secretary, Aroko Thomas, said the suspended chairman of the ward allegedly engaged in anti-party activities during and after the September 19 governorship election in 2020.
He said the suspended chairman has been involved in a financial deal with the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election to the tune of N2.5 million.
“He has been frustrating the progress of the party in Ward 4. He has been frustrating the e-registration exercise of the party in the ward and failing to provide information about the process of e-registration. He also refused to register any new member in the ward despite the drive for membership,” Thomas stated.
Speaking further, the state assistant secretary said for close to one year, the suspended chairman has failed to call for a meeting of members from the ward, which is a deliberate effort to destroy the PDP in Obaseki’s ward.
Immediately after the suspension, the former secretary of the ward, Prince Courage Ogiefa was nominated to become the chairman and all members present, through a voice vote, confirmed him.