The People Democratic Party (PDP) in the state of Edo has expelled its former candidate for governor, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. This was revealed in a statement by the Party’s Advertising Secretary, Chris Nehikhare.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Ize-Iyamu was expelled after his refusal to confirm or refute his alleged defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
You have been expelled from participating in any PDP related activity with immediate effect.
Nehikhare explained that the expulsion will remain until Ize-Iyamu “recognizes, accepts and addresses the issue of his transfer to APC.”
The statement says: “In recent days, the PDP of the state of Edo has been flooded with calls and inquiries about the stories that are in fashion both in the print media and on social networks in regards to one of our leaders, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The party leadership has waited patiently to hear or read their reaction to confirm or deny the stories, but it was in vain.
“We boast of being a party of men and women with integrity and high moral standards. It is a brand that we have won and we want to maintain.
“As a result of the” uncomfortable tranquility “of our beloved pastor and the impression that our silence will send to our followers and followers, Edo PDP has no choice but to announce the EXCLUSION of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of all PDP related activities with immediate effect, until he acknowledges, accepts and addresses the issue of his decamping to APC.
“This decision has been made without prejudice!”