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Ikimi’s suspension: A joke taken too far

When news of the suspension of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Chief Tom Ikimi, by some people who claimed to be members of the executive committee of the party in Edo Central got to me, I knew it was done by political ignoramuses.

The so called suspension of Chief Ikimi, a man known as not only a father figure, a national political juggernaut, but a rallying point in Edo Central, is a joke taken too far.

By suspending Ikimi, the two arrow heads who signed the press release have only presented themselves as political Lilliputians whose major stock in trade is egocentricism for personal gain.

Edo Central political stalwarts should not forget in a hurry the negative role played by this same flock of political nuisances in the political suicide committed by Prof Osariemen Osunbor, a former Governor of the state.

These same characters beat the drums of war and castigated the dynamic godfather, now late, a sad development that eventually led to the sweeping away of Esan glory during his administration.

It is interesting to state, however, that the unpopular suspension of Ikimi has been duly countered via an enlarged meeting chaired by the PDP Leader in Igueben Local Government Area.

Hon Tony Aziegbemi, as the bona fide state chairman of PDP, should be wary not to be lured into dancing to the drums of war being beaten by this same group of persons.

It is very clear that those who tried to suspend Ikimi are living in a fool’s paradise as a vote of confidence has been massively passed by those that matter.

Diagi Lucky is a political analyst and strategist based in Benin City