By Chidi Nkwopara, OWERRI.
Two chieftains of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have been suspended and ordered to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee, for “gross anti-party activities”.
The victorious loyalists of the the party’s National Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, slammed the order, after reviewing the alleged offences.
According to a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary, Damian Opara, those suspended includes Sir George Egu and Kelvin Ugwu, who signed a recent newspaper advertorial as secretary and legal adviser, respectively.
“The suspension of the duo was carried out by the State Working Committee, SWC, after reviewing the plethora of anti-party activities levelled against the two individuals”, Opara said.
The Chief Charles Ezekwem-led Imo PDP explained that it bordered on anti-party activity for the suspended persons to have arrogated party offices to themselves.
The party equally recalled with grief, how Egu wrote letters to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in respect of the just concluded ward and local government congresses.
“In the vexatious letter to INEC, Sir Egu introduced different individuals as the local government area party chairmen in Imo State”, Opara said.
The PDP image maker then confirmed that the party’s State Executive Committee, SEC, approved the suspension, after a painstaking review of the facts presented to it.
Mr. Opara then said that the report of the disciplinary committee will determine the party’s next line of action against the suspended party men.