By Emmanuel Aziken
Abuja – The Anambra State National and State Assembly caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made public documents it claims are evidence that leading members of the state executive of the party in Anambra state were bona fide members of the opposing Democratic Peoples Party (DPP).
The legislators in a letter to the national chairman of the party, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor,Â further claimed that Mr. Uchenna Emordi, who was recently recognised by the national secretariat as state chairman was suspended from the party.
The legislators in the letter to Ogbulafor also claimed that Mr. Emordi was the recognised agent of the DPP during the 2007 presidential election.
In the letter dated July 29, 2009 the legislators also attached a letter from the national secretariat of the DPP to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) affirming that Emordi was the only recognised representative and agent of the party in the 2007 gubernatorial election.
The letter was signed by Senator Joy Emodi on behalf of the Senators, Rep. C. I. D. Maduabum on behalf of the members of the House of Representatives from the State and Mr Anayo Nnebe, the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly on behalf of the state legislators.
In the letter titled â€œRe: Leadership Crisis in PDP AnambraÂ Stateâ€, the lawmakers said, â€œfurther to our letter dated July 22, 2009 wherein we stated our position on the prevailing situation on Anambra state PDP leadership crisis especially as it concerns the recognition of the non-PDP card carrying members as the state executive of the party, we forward herewith the following documents:
*A copy of the PDP National Working Committee letter dated August 31, 2006 suspending Uchenna Emordi, which decision is yet to be rescinded by our great party.
*A copy DPPâ€™s letter of February, 2007 received by INEC appointing Chief Uchenna Emordi, the State Coordinator for April 2007 elections for DPP for Anambra stateâ€.
â€œWe re-affirm our earlier call for the dissolution of all the contending executives of the party in the state and the appointment of Caretaker Committee to run the affairs of the party in the state in preparation for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State.
Attached to the letter was the letter from the erstwhile national secretary of the party, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, suspending Chief Emordi from the party.
The letter dated 31st August, 2006 entitled â€œSuspension from the partyâ€ read â€œat its meeting of August 30, 2006, the National Working Committee considered the report of the committee on the Anambra crisis and approved that you be suspended from the party forthwith. This is in accordance with Article 21 of the PDP constitution.â€
The legislators also attached a letter from the DPP national headquarters to INEC.