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Exclusive: Edo PDP Chairman Suspended Despite Denial




Reports emerged on Wednesday 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 suspended 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, 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 determination of the allegations levied against Aziegbemi.

But speaking in a telephone chat with AIT, Aziegbemi maintained that he remains the state chairman of Edo PDP.

He added that no decision to suspend him was taken during the last state executive meeting held on June 1 2021.

However, Naija News gathered on Wednesday that the Edo PDP was suspended on Tuesday.

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A source, who did not want his name mentioned and who works with Aziegbemi, told this online newspaper that the PDP chairman was truly suspended after a majority vote.