Mr. Godwin Obaseki doesn't appear to be paying enough attention to crises that affect or concern the People's Democratic Party in Edo State. The Edo State governor is undoubtedly the leader of the party in the state and if the party fails, he would be the first person to bear the brunt.
Mr. Obaseki joined the PDP during the intense buildups to the last governorship election in the state. The governor was on the verge of losing out his seat to another person when he approached the PDP for help. Of course, he was not chased away as he was warmly welcomed and he was given the ticket of the party on the platter of gold.
But while the PDP has apparently integrated itself to the leadership of Obaseki, the governor has not successfully got a way to integrate his loyalists who left the APC with him with the mainstem PDP members and there have been reports of internal wranglings within the Edo State chapters of the PDP.
The latest crisis is that a powerful member of the PDP had been suspended. The Edo State chapter of the party through the Edo North senatorial district made the disclosure that the national vice chairman of the PDP at south-south geopolitical zone has been suspended.
Chief Dan Orbih had been declared suspended. The statement which contained the suspension of the powerful politician was read by Mr. Charles Erikhumhi, after a meeting of the zone held in Auchi, one of the main towns in Edo State.
Chief Dan Orbih was not the only one suspended from the party. The PDP secretary in the state, Mr. Hillary Otsu and leaders of the PDP in five local government areas were suspended. This could have lots of devastation effects on the prospects of the opposition party in the south-south state.
Actually, according to the Punch Newspaper, they were suspended because they were reportedly involved in anti party activities. Whereas these were the people who assiduously worked for the interest of the PDP in the last governorship election.
Mr. Obaseki ought to have handled the matter in a serious way and avoid any internal rift within the party because if things go without a check, the party may lose key areas in the state in 2023 even though there won't be a gubernatorial election in the state until 2024.
Suspension of key members of party could be regarded as a crisis. This is because the party would be divided along various factions. Note that no party can survive where there are too many factions.
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