The current main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has turned out to be too corrupt and too sick to rule Edo state. So far, President Muhammadu Buhari is doing a commendable job grabbing the corrupt PDP henchmen one after the other. Yet, the attitude of the culprits once they are granted bail is not funny at all. Instead of standing firm to defend themselves, these PDP leaders are usually befallen with one form of acute sickness or another. To rub in the ploy, the sick looters typically opt for treatment abroad while the masses are saddled with poor medical facilities at home. The dilemma, therefore, is that virtually all its anointed leaders with deep pocket—from the north, east, south and west—wear loud beads of corruption around their necks. Take a look at the line-up below. Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu , a former Secretary of the State Government who emerged the party’s flagbearer in the primaries conducted by another faction of the party led by a former Governor of Kaduna State, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, the chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee put together by PDP governors at the convention held in Port Harcourt on May 21 and was declared by Ali Modu Sheriff, the disputed National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as illegal, dismissing it as the work of an illegal care-taker committee. The thieving pastor is presently facing trial over charges levelled at him by the EFCC on the N700 million illicit campaign funds collected by him to prosecute the re-election of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Tony Anenih Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Tony Anenih has a heart condition, reports say. The former PDP Board of Trustees Chairman is said to have undergone open-heart surgery in the United Kingdom in December 2015, according to The Cable. Anenih is said to have complained of an “irregular heartbeat” while in the UK and was speedily rushed to a hospital. Anenih has been accused of receiving N260 million from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, who is being tried for laundering $2 billion in public funds. The PDP chieftain however said that he didn’t personally benefit from the funds and only shared the money as instructed. Mr Dan Orbih, who was recently re-elected as Edo Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to explain how the N700 million presidential election fund was expended.and extended invitation to 18 local government officials of the party. This is not unconnected with the ongoing search for N700m given to Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party out of the Diezani $115m alleged bribe money.

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