By Sylvanus Okpe
The chairman of the Edo state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, in a meeting with some leaders in Abuja assured the party faithful that PDP under his watch is ready to reclaim the state from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
At the meeting held on Monday night at the Maitama residence of High Chief Tom Ikimi in Abuja, Chief Orbih dismissed the reports that he was against the efforts of concerned leaders towards the strategic strengthening of the party aimed at regaining its winning ways in Edo State.
The PDP state chairman also debunked the purported suspension of some very senior members of the party by some misguided elements and described it as a joke taken too far.
He, however, informed the meeting that appropriate disciplinary action has been taken against all those involved.
Chief Orbih also solicited for peace and collaboration to move the party forward in Edo State.
A two-term PDP former Executive Governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion who presided, commended Chief Dan Orbih and High Chief Tom Ikimi CON, for their resolve to put behind them whatever differences that they may have had and worked together for the higher interest of the party in Edo State.
The meeting unanimously endorsed the enthronement of strong and united leadership for the party ahead of the upcoming Edo State Gubernatorial elections in 2020.
The leaders expressed their strong commitment to the PDP and were optimistic of winning the 2020 Governorship Election in Edo State.
Other leaders that were present at the meeting include Sen. Victor Oyofo, Sen Yisa Braimah, former Minister of Works, Dr (Arc.) Mike Onolememen, CON, Rt. Hon. Tunde Akogun, Dr. (Hon.) Willie Ogbeide, and High Chief (Dr.) Raymond Dokpesi OFR.