By Chinedu Adonu
ENUGU – UNITED Democratic Party, UDP, has said that there is no truth in the reported suspension of the party’s gubernatorial candidate in Enugu State Pastor Donatus Obi Ozoemena.
Addressing journalists at the party office in Enugu, the chairman of the disciplinary committee, Hon Bertrand Agodo, described as false, the report in a national daily that the governorship candidate was suspended.
“Who suspended him? A non existing disciplinary committee as published in the newspaper?
“Based on this fictitious publication, we the entire state executive members of UDP Enugu chapter hereby disclaim and refute the said publication as it is false and imaginary of fiction”, he stated.
Hon Agodo described the persons behind the publication as mischief makers who were long investigated and expelled from the party for series of anti-party activities, gross insubordination and financial impropriety.
Agodo who is also one of the state house of assembly candidate in the just-concluded election, urge the general public to disregard the publication and accord no relevance to the said group who are political thugs seeking attention.
“We reiterate our confidence on our leader, who finances the party and governorship candidate, Pastor Donatus Ozoemena. His loyalty and contributions to UDP is unequalled.
“It is worthy to note that the leaders of the renegade group Prince Jideofor Ngene, Engr. Sunday Aroh and Mr Richie Onos Obie were all expelled from the party on the 23rd of March 2019 by the disciplinary committee set up by the party”, He said.