The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissolved its South-South Zonal Caretaker Committee.
This was announced in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP National Publicity, on Wednesday, a day before its Edo State governorship primary scheduled to hold on Thursday.
The major opposition party in the country stated that a reconstituted caretaker committee is being chaired by Dan Orbih, immediate past Edo PDP chairman.
The statement read: “The National Working Committee of the PDP dissolves zonal South-South caretaker committee and hereby reconstitutes a fresh caretaker committee.
“The action of the NWC is pursuant to Sections 29 (2)(b) and 31(2)(e) of the PDP Constitution (2017 as amended).
“The newly constituted South-South Zonal Caretaker Committee which is chaired by Chief Dan Orbi, is to pilot the affairs of the party in the South-South zone for a period not exceeding three months (90) days as prescribed by section 32(2)(e) of the PDP Constitution.”
The party’s NWC urged all members of our great party in the South-South zone to continue to work harmoniously, The decision came especially as the party works with the people of Edo state for a successful governorship election in September.
The decision came after Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, on Tuesday, criticised some members of the party’s National Working Committee for blackmail and being “tax collectors”.