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Oredo Ward 4 PDP Chairman, Ihama, suspended for anti-party activities

By Temidayo Akinsuyi 

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 4, Oredo Local Government Area, Mr. Friday Enaruna Ihama has been suspended for alleged anti-party activities.

He has been replaced by Prince Courage Uyi Ogiefa.

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki is a member of Ward 4, Oredo LGA.

The State Assistant Financial Secretary, Mr. Aroko Thomas, said the suspended chairman of the ward, Mr. Friday Enaruna Ihama, allegedly engaged in anti-party activities during and after the September 19 governorship election in 2020.

He said Mr. Ihama had since deployed different tactics to halt the progress of the party in the ward.

Mr. Thomas 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,” he noted.

Mr. Thomas 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 the Governor’s ward.

Following the allegations against Mr. Friday Enaruna Ihama, the youth leader of the party in the ward, Mr. Osamede Obasuyi, moved a motion for the suspension of the Chairman, which was seconded by Mrs. Osasere Igbinovia, an ex-officio member. The motion was put to a voice vote, which the members present at the meeting approved.

Immediately after the suspension, the former secretary of the ward, Prince Courage Uyi Ogiefa was nominated to become the chairman and all members present, through a voice vote, confirmed him.

A committee was thereafter set up to investigate the allegations leveled against the suspended chairman.

Source: Independent

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