Obaseki Appeal To Edo PDP Exco Members To Sheathe Their Swords

Gov. Godwin Obaseki
Gov. Godwin Obaseki

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has met with the State Working Committee (SWC) members of People’s Democratic Party, to appeal to them to sheathe their swords and give peace a chance.

The governor made a U-turn on his plan to dissolve the executives of the Party at the ward, local government and state levels, to accommodate the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders who defected with him to the PDP last year.

Obaseki met with the SWC at the newly-renovated Governor’s Office at the Government House in Benin on Wednesday

The governor who is not comfortable with the resolutions of the SWC members was disturbed by the protest letter they sent to Prince Uche Secondus, the PDP National Chairman.

According to reports, the governor, said he was not taking the SWC members and other stakeholders for granted.

“Obaseki told the SWC members that he was grateful to them for allowing him to seek reelection on the party’s platform during the last September 19 election, after he was denied the privilege by the Adams Oshiomhole-led APC National Working Committee (NWC).

According to the source, “Obaseki informed the party leaders that he received many calls from other PDP governors and eminent Nigerians, who told him that the crisis in Edo PDP was too early and that he should not be seen as an ingrate.

“The governor urged the SWC members to bring their suggestions on the way forward to put an end to the brewing crisis.

The SWC, in the May 10 protest letter, called for the resignation of Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu as part of the power-sharing arrangements.

It accused Obaseki of plotting to dissolve the validly-elected ward, local government and state executives.

It was gathered that Obaseki met at the Government House on May 8 with PDP chieftains, including Chief Tom Ikimi, Dr Raymond Dokpesi and Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, during which they discussed the dissolution plan.

Culled from The NATION.

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