leader of the NDP, Obaseki “fights” with the party structure
A serious crisis is brewing in the Edo State Branch of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after alleged pressure from Governor Godwin Obaseki to disband the party’s executive leadership.
In the course of the project, it became clear that the governor and the people who joined the NDP with him feared that the permission of the party structure in its current form would be tantamount to “political suicide.”
The governor is said to be lobbying for the dissolution of the party in order to draw those loyal to him into the party’s leadership structure.
Obaseki joined the NDP in June 2020 after his former party, the All-Progressive Congress (APC), barred him from running the state governor’s primaries due to his alleged academic qualifications.
Since then, he received a ticket from the NDP and won the gubernatorial elections on 19 September.
Three would-be PDP governors at the time resigned to become governor to set the stage for a smooth primary.
However, the decision to dissolve reportedly turned NDP leaders against the governor, many of whom argued that the current leaders took office only on February 14, 2020.
In addition, Osarodion’s lawyer Ogi’s recent announcement as secretary of the state government has angered some party leaders who have demanded that the post be reserved for members of the “old NDP” to reflect full inclusion.
A party leader in the Edo South Senatorial District, who craved anonymity, said, “The governor’s actions are unfair to the Edo NDP, given the way we dressed him when the Osiomhole APC humiliated him on the street. from the guber race.
“Now he has won and wants to push those who gathered around him … He himself, the deputy governor and the SSG were deserters from the APC and rely on the good will of the NDP.
“Nevertheless, they want the rightly and legally formed party to be disbanded. We will not allow this, ”said the chief.
Source: – Project