Just In: Reason Given As PDP Suspends Chairman In Prominent State

Just In: Reason Given As PDP Suspends Chairman In Prominent State

  • The acting chairman of the PDP in Anambra, Chief Okey Asolo, was suspended on Tuesday, April 5
  • Chief Asolo was suspended after he allegedly insulted Chris Uba, a topmost chieftain of the PDP in the state and Nigeria generally
  • According to the leadership of the party in Anambra, an insult to the chieftain by anyone must be punished

Anambra - The acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra, Okey Asolo, has been suspended for allegedly insulting Chris Uba.

Berating Chief Asolo for his action, the leadership of the opposition party in the southeast state noted that Uba is a Board of Trustees (BoT) member of the PDP, is a pillar at the national level and as such, any attack on his person will not go unpunished, The Nation reports.

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The party in Anambra said any insult to Chris Uba must be punished (Photo: Peoples Democratic Party)
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Asolo's suspension came a week after he signed a letter that suspended the former governorship candidate and Chief Linus Ukachukwu over anti-party conducts claims.

The suspension letter slammed on Asolo reads in part:

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“Arising from a crucial meeting of the Ward Executive Committee held on April, 3, the PDP Ward 13 Onitsha North LGA of Anambra suspended Comrade Okey Asolo.
“His suspension from the ward is on account of his violation of the PDP constitution and anti-party activities.
“The suspension of Okey Asolo is anchored on the provisions of Article 58 (1) and 59 (1) and (2) of the PDP Constitution 2017 as amended.
“We upheld the said suspension and equally suspend him from the Onitsha North Local Government Area PDP of Anambra State."

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Meanwhile, the continuous crisis within the PDP in Anambra was being masterminded by some members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).

Legit.ng gathered that these allegations were leveled at the NWC by some of the party elders and stakeholders in the state.

The accused had been identified as Senator Samuel Anyanwu and Kamaldeen Ajibade (SAN) who are said to be the party’s national secretary and national legal counsel respectively.

According to a statement issued by the party’s stakeholders under the umbrella of the Anambra PDP Stakeholders Forum, it said the accused had been making numerous attempts to collapse and get hold of the Anambra structure of the party.

Source: Legit.ng

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