The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the suspension of the National Vice Chairman of the party in the Southsouth, Dan Orbih.
Recall that a faction of the Edo north PDP had on Thursday announced the suspension of Dan Orbih and other party chieftians for anti-party activities.
But the Edo State PDP, in a statement obtained by Naija News and signed by the state spokesperson, Chris Nehikhare, said the purported suspension was a figment of the imagination of trouble brewers.
The PDP described the behaviour of some of its members as unacceptable and regrettable.
The statement reads: “The authors of that offensive press release or communique are Trouble brewers sponsored by fifth columnists in what can only be described as a joke taken too far.
“It’s unacceptable, null and void!
“The unauthorized, illegal, unconstitutional and irresponsible sharing of social media post announcing suspensions of party officials is hereby condemned and denounced.
“Consequently, Nigerians, Edo people and especially PDP members and supporters are adviced to ignore the post, press release or communique purporting that the National Vice Chairman, Chief Dan Osi Orbih and other elected officials of the party from Edo North Senatorial district have been suspended.
“Edo PDP is a peaceful, united and vibrant political party where dialogue is our watchword.
“We encourage political engagements and contestations which must be guided by the tenets of our constitution. We however frown at political indiscipline that brings disrepute to our brand.
“As a party in government we must live and operate by example. We must abide by the rule of law and always be conscious of the message we send to the general public at all times.”