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PDP’s Crisis: Recent Development In Edo State And Why It Is Imperative For The Youths To Speak Out By Eromosele Ewah



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Following last year’s development in our great party, which led to the candidacy and joint ticket of Obaseki/Shaibu and the eventual winning of the Edo2020 gubernatorial poll by the PDP on 19th of September, 2020. And further Swearing-in/inauguration ceremony on 12th November 2020. We wish to again congratulate Gov. Obaseki and his Deputy, Com. Philip Shaibu on the success of both events.

Some of the development we are seeing and experiencing currently, has never taken a center stage in the history of the Edo State Chapter of our beloved party. Since Gov. Obaseki, His Deputy and supporters came to seek refuge under the protection of our family’s umbrella, during the heavy political downpour occasioned by Adams Oshomole’s humiliation and eventual disqualification of Gov. Godwin Obaseki. As a loving and magnanimous family we embraced him and his people, believing that our leaders have negotiated well for us all.

However, from the campaign tour that combed the 192 Wards of the State, to post election era. We have seen those whom we accepted into the party treat leaders and members of our party with disdain, in various functions our leaders are not recognized and protocols deliberately disregarded.

With over a year we won the 2020 Gubernatorial elections in Edo and almost a year he was inaugurated. His Excellency Godwin Obaseki made his first appointment same November 2020 an action that ushered in Barr. Osarodion Ogie as SSG to the Edo State Government, with a promise to constitute his cabinet by February 2021.

Unfortunately, the Governor couldn’t keep to his words almost 10 months after February, 2021 and did not see PDP and Edo people as important to readdress them same way he did when he made the public statement on why he failed on his words as a Governor. However, he did not fail to appoint his Chief of Staff and Deputy both from APC extraction in between his silence on Edo people.

The State officials as it stand today, a year later: Who does this? and where has this ever happened?

(1) Governor – Mr. Godwin Obaseki – APC extraction.
(2) Deputy – Com. Philip Shaibu – APC extraction.
(3) SSG – Barr. Osarodion Ogie – APC extraction.
(4) Chief of Staff – Osaigbovo Iyoha. – APC extraction.
(5) Deputy Chief of Staff- APC extraction.
(6) Vacant PDP National Ex-Official- APC extraction
(7) Vacant PDP Zonal Official Edo South- APC extraction
(8) Vacant PDP Zonal Official Edo Central- APC extraction


At least we remember well that the Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu lost his ward and Local Government (Etsako West) in his own re-election as a serving Deputy Governor.

To this end, we are asking the following leaders whose names boldly appear in this communique to come out and tell all the teeming members of our State Chapter of the Party, what agreement and resolution was reached in their Abuja Political meetings with Governor Obaseki and his team, before handing him our hallowed ticket and Umbrella:

(1) Dr. Anthony Aziegbemi. (Unstable Party Chairman).
(2) Sen. Matthew Urhoghide
(3) Sen. Clifford Ordia
(4) Chief Lucky Igbinedion
(5) High Chief Raymond Dokpesi
(6) Chief Mike Oghiadomhe,CFR.
(7) Hon. Tunde Akogun.
(8) Chief Tom Ikimi
(9) Arch Mike Onolememen
(10) Sen. Oyofo.

The integrity of the Party is paramount to us, therefore you all have until 12th November, 2021 to give us details of the agreement you entered with Gov. Obaseki in all your clandestine meetings for and on behalf of the entire leaders and members of the party.

Be it known to you this day, that failure to tell us what precise agreement you entered for and on our behalf, before dolling our ticket away. You all will hear from us in this State before the Christmas Celebration of 2021.

It is apparent and clear the Governor and his people feel they have already”settled” those that boasted they brought the Governor. A definite reason why they are treating everyone with disrespect and keeping our collective Government to themselves. You cannot collect US$ in the dark and allow a full political party be ridiculed in the public. The day of reckoning is fast approaching..

This certainly isn’t a threat, but an honest promise that we will surely keep. We will all resolve this once and for all before the year runs out.

The guilty will be excommunicated from party functions and won’t be treated as the Leaders you once were. We will not allow the old play with our destinies haven held positions in the past, present and careless about the future of the youths. No reverence!

Start calling yourselves together the way you did between April and June, 2020 to give account of your Edo2020 PDP Gubernatorial Ticket stewardship.

Yours Sincerely,

Eromosele Ewah.

For: PDP Emerging Leaders Forum.

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