The lingering crisis in the the Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been finally resolved, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has disclosed.
Ortom, the Chairman of the reconciliation committee set up by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the PDP who spoke with journalists, Wednesday after the end of a meeting that lasted more than six hours, with the warring parties at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja remarked that all the issues have been resolved.
Flanked by members of the committee as well as Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and the party’s South South national zonal vice chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, the Benue governor said that all the parties are going back home to Edo State as one PDP.
Recalled that the PDP had on March 16th, 2022, at its 95th NEC meeting constituted a three-member reconciliation committee to resolve the crisis in the Edo State chapter of the party.
The committee has Governor Ortom as chairman, while Delta State Governors Ifeanyi Okowa, Bala Mohammed and Dairus Ishaku of Bauchi and Taraba States, respectively are members.
Members of the committee and the warring factions in the Edo crises were beaming with smiles as they stepped out of the meeting hall at about midnight.
Governor Ortom said: “As you are aware, the National Executive Committee of our great party put us together to resolve the issues in Edo State and successfully by the grace of God, we have resolved all the issues and are going back to Edo State as one PDP. No more factions, no more disagreement. And by the grace of God, we are sure that it shall be well in Edo State.”
Others who were present at the meeting included the deputy governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shuaibu, Senators and members of House of Representatives from Edo State, as well as the Edo State PDP Chairman, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi.