A pressure group in Edo State PDP, the
Leadership Newspaper reports that the Restoration group made this call on Monday, October 3, 2016 while addressing journalists in Oredo LGA, Edo State.
The leader of the Restoration group and PDP chairman in Oredo LGA, Uyi Igbinigie said the entire state executives of the party led by Chief Dan Orbih should resign their positions.
Igbinigie further said the executives should resign because the party under their watch was not prepared for the just concluded governorship election in the state.
Igbinigie also called on the national leadership of the party to set up a caretaker committee that will oversee the affairs of the party before the next congress is conducted.
The Restoration group also demanded that “the party should prosecute all those who collected money for the election and pocketed it”.
“The problem was that before the election because of the financial recklessness of the PDP during the last general election, PDP already had a bad name in Edo. And to add to the injury, the Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who was the PDP candidate was among those who collected N700million for the presidential election.
“And his visit to EFCC on the matter left sore pain in campaigns. The other reason was the attitude of the state Exco led by Chief Orbih. Rather than speaking on what PDP will do during the campaigns, Orbih was busy raining abuses on Oshiomhole who is an outgoing governor and Godwin Obaseki. meanwhile Obaseki was quietly telling Edo people what he will do for them.
“So we should not waste our money going to tribunal, we believe that PDP needs to sit down and re-strategize but that will be after the entire state Exco must have resigned for peace to rain in Edo PDP” Igbinigie said.
This is coming following Igbinigie's take on the recently concluded Governorship Election, where he said INEC conducted a credile, free and fair election in the state.