Peoples Democratic Party Suspends Former Aspiring Lawmaker Over Facebook Post In Delta

Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Otor-Owhe/Akiewhe, Isoko North Local Government Area of the state, has suspended a 2019 aspirant for a seat within the House of Assembly, Blessing Obomovo for one month over a Facebook submit.

SaharaReporters reliably gathered that Obomovo had on August 22, 2021, made a submit on his Facebook web page, throwing his weight behind the candidature of Paul Emumena Michael (alias MC Paul) of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) within the September 11, 2021, Isoko South constituency 1 House of Assembly bye-election.

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In the controversial submit, Obomovo stated, “This candidature is closer to our people than the others and I believe he will serve the interest of the masses more as a member of the House of Assembly as he won’t be answerable to any godfather. Please my people from Oleh, Emede and Irri, let’s do this for the sake of posterity. Let’s support our own. September 11 MC Paul is my choice.”

Our correspondent gathered that after the submit, the state chairman of the occasion, Kingsley Esiso allegedly directed the Isoko North chairman of the occasion, Godwin Ogorugba to droop Obomovo for one month and arrange a committee in his ward to probe him for anti-party actions.

Meanwhile, some PDP sources who will not be proud of the suspension have described Obomovo’s suspension as a witch-hunt. 

They stated Obomovo solely expressed assist for MC Paul and requested the lots to assist him, saying the aspirant has no godfather to push him in opposition to the needs of the lots if elected.

It was learnt that the native authorities occasion chairman, Ogorugba directed Obomovo’s ward government to present him one-month suspension which was accomplished.

The letter of suspension titled “Resolution Reached At The End Of Owhe ward 6 PDP Exco Meeting Held On the 18th of November, 2021 Regarding The Anti-Party Issue Raised Against Sir. Bldr Blessing Obomovo”, was signed by the ward chairman, Onoyiwita Omosioni and Secretary, Egilibe Obuke. 

The letter, which was obtained by SaharaReporters, said that Obomovo had refused to make himself accessible on an invite for clarification. 

It, subsequently, stated the occasion was left with no choice however to slam him with a one-month suspension from the occasion pending the end result of the investigation of the committee set as much as look into his alleged anti-party actions.

“Sequel to a meeting held by PDP Owhe ward 6 regarding anti-party activities of Sir Bldr Blessing Obomovo during the Isoko South by-election held on the 11th of September, 2021, the Exco resolved that he should be called and invited for self clarifications regarding the purported Facebook post.

“That a disciplinary committee of seven individuals be set as much as examine the alleged anti-party actions of Sir. Bldr Blessing Obomovo in accordance with the dictates in part 57 of the structure of the occasion. Pending the end result of the disciplinary committee report, he’s hereby suspended with rapid impact for a interval of 1 month,” the letter read. 

A member of the ward executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that “Obomovo’s suspension was misconceived”. 

The source further said, “Some members of the occasion within the native authorities government are afraid and intimidated by the rising profile of Obomovo. Obomovo has his enterprise and does not consider in authorities contracts.” “He’s an asset to the occasion and if he decides to go away the occasion as we speak due to the suspension, I wager you over 10,000 occasion members and supporters throughout the native authorities space will depart with him due to his generosity and look after the lots and the previous. He’s a person of the folks, so, PDP needs to be cautious, particularly now that 2023 is quick approaching.”

Reacting to his suspension, Obomovo said he was not bothered about it. 

He alleged that it was orchestrated by the local government and the state party chairmen, adding that “because the existence of the occasion in my ward, I’ve by no means been referred to as for a gathering for as soon as, so their purported suspension is definitely laughable”.

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Peoples Democratic Party Suspends Former Aspiring Lawmaker Over Facebook Post In Delta

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