Edo PDP Chairman Dr Tony Aziegbemi has been Suspended according to a press release statement obtained by bluebloodz.com.
The suspension was given at a State Working Committee meeting that was held at the state party secretariat on Tuesday, 1 June 2021.
Two third majority of the party members resolved in a motion that the state chairman Dr Tony Aziegbemi should step aside and therefore suspended from his position and Hon. Harrison Omagbon, the State Deputy Chairman, will act in his place until the determination of the allegations levied against him.
A three member Investigative Committee has been set up, and is mandated to report back to the Working Committee within one week.
The investigative Committee is headed by the State Legal Adviser Barr. Arthur Esene,Other members of the Committee are Mrs. Linsdale Tes Sorae (State Woman Leader) and Dr. Wilson Imongan (State Auditor).
Amongst the allegations leveled on Dr. Tony Aziegbemi , he was also accused of gross misconduct by brewing unnecessary tension and disunity among the party members in the state in a manner akin to bringing the party into disrepute.
Moreso, the state working Committee said the decision was a difficult one to make, but very much needed to bring sanity back to our party.
They further said :-
if we ignore this macabre dance as Edo people have watched in utter amazement and disappointment how Dr Tony Aziegbemi has been roped and entangled by his actions and unfortunately too, his inactions in the management of the affairs of the party.
It would be like ignoring the elephant in the room
Conclusively, the working committee said they are a very disciplined party and pride themselves as organised and focused on service delivery to our teeming supporters and of course Edo people.
And urged their members and supporters to please remain calm as they embark on this self-cleansing exercise. The statement was Signed by
Chris Osa Nehikhare
SPS PDP EDO ST