The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 2, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State has suspended ten loyalists of Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu.
In a letter signed by the Ward Chairman, Suileman Momodu, Secretary, Elamah Abdulganinu and 17 others, the party said the members were suspended for alleged anti-party activities.
According to reports, most of the suspended members defected along with Obaseki and Shaibu from the APC to the PDP.
The party listed their offences to be: “Breaching of the party constitution and manifesto, disobedience and neglect to carryout lawful directive of the party organ and officers of the party.
“Engaging in anti-party activities, engagement in conduct likely to cause disaffection among members of the party and is likely to disrupt the peaceful, lawful and efficient conduct of the business of the party.”
Other offences are engaging in unauthorised publicity within the party, creating a parallel organ at the ward LGA level and promoting actions that belong to another group under the guise of the party by name, New PDP.
According to the Ward Chairman, the suspension was in line with the party’s constitution.