The Chairman of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, has accused the embattled National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, of working with the state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, to destabilize the party in the state ahead of theSeptember 10 governorship election.
Orbih also insisted that a hundred Sheriffs cannot suspend hım and his executive committee in the state from performing their functions as they were duly elected by party faithful in the state.
Orbih stated this in Benin, the Edo State capital, on Sunday, while reacting to a statement credited to Sheriff suspending him and his executive from performing the activities of the party for three months.
He said: “For us in Edo State, we want to ignore the statement from Sheriff because to me I see his statement talking of the suspension of a duly elected State Executive Council as the ranting of a sinking former acting National chairman.
“For us in Edo state, we have decided to ignore Sheriff because he was never an elected chairman of the party and that at some point, he was appointed as acting National chairman for three months and at the expiration of the three months, it was just natural that he should pack his load and go home. But he is now holding on as if everything in his life depends on this position.
“Let me use this opportunity to say that Sheriff from all indications is working with Governor Adams Oshiomhole and APC in Edo State to see how they can cause disaffection among the members of our party. Let me say this; no amount of efforts by Sheriff and his co-travelers will distract us from our mission to rescue the state from the clutches of the deceitful APC government of Adams Oshiomhole”
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