Sunday, 26 June 2016

PDP CRISIS DEEPENS AS SHERIFF FACTION DESSOLVES EDO PDP EXECUTIVE




Power tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deepened, yesterday, as the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee dismissed the suspension of the Edo State Executive Committee of the party by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction.

The Dan Orbih leadership of the PDP in Edo echoed the Caretaker Committee’s position. Sheriff had, early yesterday, announced the suspension of the Edo PDP exco, replacing it with a Caretaker Committee.

The bone of contention is the PDP primary election organised by the Makarfi Caretaker Committee ahead of the Edo gubernatorial election last Monday, which produced Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the candidate of the PDP.

The Sheriff group, also yesterday, fixed June 29 to pick the PDP candidate for the September 10 Edo gubernatorial election.



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