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PDP Suspends Two Nwoye’s Men over Attacks on Metuh


Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu

The ongoing political feud between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the inconclusive Anambra state governorship election, Comrade Tony Nwoye and leadership of the party, has taken a new twist, as the party announced immediate suspension of two principal officers of the candidate’s campaign organisation for attacking National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh as well making unauthorised statements.

PDPAfrican Examiner reports that Nwoye had been at loggerhead with the leadership of the PDP, since after part of the inconclusive governorship election result was announced by INEC on 17th November.

While Nwoye is insisting that the result announced so far in about 16 out of the 21 local government areas of the state were unacceptable to him, because of alleged electoral fraud in the council areas, the leadership of his party said they would accept any result declare by the electoral body, a development that pitched the candidate against the party.

However, because of his dissatisfaction with the conduct of the polls, Nwoye said he would not be part of the November 30th supplementary election fixed by INEC, while PDP is insisting that it must participate.

Since November 16th, Nwoye and the PDP leadership have been in a cold war which eventually swept two principal officers of his campaign organisation Wednesday.

The suspension of the two officers-Prince Victor Osita Ezenwa who was until now the Director General of Nwoye’s campaign organization and Chief Kenneth Arinze who was the organization’s director of Protocol, was announced at a press briefing in the party’s office in Awka after a meeting of an enlarged organs of the party in the state.

The removal of the duo was announced by the state chairman, Ken Emeakayi after the decision was recommended and ratified by both the State Working Committee and the State Executive Committee of the party respectively.

The state PDP chairman told journalists that the action was sequel to Chapter 10:57(3) of the party’s constitution and code of ethics for members.

He added that they would be further subjected to the party’s disciplinary committee.

Some of their offenses, according to Emeakayi was that they have been feeding the national and the international public with unauthorised publication disparaging some national officers of the party without reason.

He, therefore, warned member of the public to disregard any such misleading publications as it was meant to deceive the party supporters.

Emeakayi further stated with emphasis that, “we unequivocally reaffirm our resolve and readiness to actively participate in the proposed supplementary election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as already directed by the party’s headquarters.

Continuing, “We also pass an implicit vote of confidence on Chief Olisah Metuh, the national Publicity Secretary of our great party, the PDP”

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