Reports emerged on Wednesday, June 2, that the Edo State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Aziegbemi, has been suspended.
It was gathered that the Edo State Working Committee of the PDP had issued an indefinite suspension to the party chairman over alleged misconduct which has caused disaffection within the party.
The party in a statement released through its publicity secretary, Chris Nehikhare, noted that the decision was reached at the State Working Committee meeting held at the state party secretariat on Tuesday, June 1, with a two-third majority of members resolving in a motion that the state chairman, Tony Aziegbemi, should step aside from his position.
The party leaders also resolved that the State Deputy Chairman, Harrison Omagbon, will act as chairman until the allegations levelled against Aziegbemi is proved otherwise.
Contrary to the decision taken by the PDP state working committee, chairman Aziegbemi said he remains the chairman of the Edo PDP, and that no decision to suspend him was taken during the last state executive meeting held on June 1 2021.
Information reaching newsmen affirms that the chairman of the Edo State PDP is suspended, with the majority of votes by critical stakeholders of the party held in a council meeting