2023 Elections: Cracks Begin As PDP Suspends Chairman in Prominent State
- By the decision of the PDP's National Working Committee, the party's chapter in Ebonyi does not have a chairman
- This is as the state's chairman of the PDP, Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor, was on Friday, January 27, during an emergency NWC meeting
- It was gathered by the committee that Okoroafor was guilty of misconduct and anti-party activities
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Ebonyi - Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi, has been suspended by the opposition party.
Okoroafor's suspension came on Friday, January 27, after the PDP's National Working Committee’s emergency meeting, Nigerian Tribune reports.
In a statement issued on Friday by Hon. Debo Ologunagba, National Publicity Secretary, the chairman was sacked following allegations of misconduct and anti-party activities on his part.
Ologunagba noted in the statement that the disciplinary measure was taken in line with sections 29 (2) (b) and 57(3) of the PDP's constitution (as amended in 2017).
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The statement partly read:
“NWC has on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) approved the suspension of Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor with effect from today, Friday, January 27, 2023, over allegations of anti-party activities and violation of provisions of Section 58 (1) of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).
“Consequently, Okorie Tochukwu Okoroafor has been referred to the Party’s appropriate Disciplinary Committee for further action.”
2023: Stakeholders react to delisting of Ebonyi PDP candidate's names from INEC's portal
The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) had blamed dirty politics for the delisting of People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate's names from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) portal.
The group which had earlier declared support for the Ebonyi state PDP's governorship candidate, Chief Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, however, asked voters and party supporters to be calm over the development, insisting that there was no cause for alarm.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, January 18 by the AEISCID president, Amb. Paschal Oluchukwu, the group cautioned INEC to be wary of antics of some fifth columnists within it's ranks and files.