*As Igbinedion leads delegation
By Lateef Ibrahim
Chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Edo State on Wednesday held a meeting with the membets National Working Committee (NWC) of the party in Abuja over the tenure of the state executive in the state.
The meeting, which held behind closed doors, it was gathered, centered around the need to ensure the emergence of a new leadership in the state, devoid of rancour that can affect the party’s chances in the forthcoming election in 2020.
The current chairman of the PDP in Edo State, Mr Dan Orbih has been in office for almost 12 years.
The PDP delegation was led by former governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion.
Igbinedion who spoke on behalf of the team, tabled their concerns and observations before the party leadership while and the PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, responded on behalf of the NWC.
When contacted, the national publicity secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said, “They came to raise issues about the tenure of their executive and the party said they would look into the details to know whether the tenure has elapsed or to know when the tenure will elapse.
“They were not complaining that the tenure had ended. They just wanted to know when the tenure will end and how soon they will have a congress because they want to go to the next election as a united party.
“The party has promised to look into the records. They want the party united before the 2020 election so that they can win,” Ologbondiyan said.